UAE poultry farm premises ID and biosecurity

Moustafa A. Fadel, Ahmed S. Hussein

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    Investments in the poultry production sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in addition to the ultimate responsibility of protecting the country's natural resources, made it urgent to develop a premises-identification system to identify local, commercial poultry production units in the country. To that end, a corresponding barcoding standard was developed to track diseased birds and contaminated poultry products back to the original farm/flock, as well to potentially exposed birds that have moved from the subject premises. This is the first step toward potentially establishing a national/regional system to accurately map and identify poultry production unit premises and farms, and to monitor and provide an emergency response mechanism in case of a biosecurity alert.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)540-544
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
    Issue number3-4 PART 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Barcoding
    • Biosecurity
    • Disease control
    • Emergency response
    • Outbreaks
    • Poultry
    • Poultry diseases
    • Poultry production
    • Premises identification
    • UAE

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • General Environmental Science


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