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Biosecure entry education trailer

red bumper pull trailer with two walk-through doors on the side
Biosecure entry education trailer.

Danish entry

The keys to the Danish entry system are:

  • A biosecure entrance to the farm

  • The entrance area has separate clean and dirty areas (line of separation)

  • Upon entry in the “dirty” area:

    • People remove their outer clothing and footwear

    • Wash and disinfect hands

    • Move to a clean area where clean protective clothing, such as boots and coveralls, are provided (boots should be put on before coveralls).

  • People complete the protocol in reverse when exiting the building.

A line of separation (LOS) is a working line that divides a dirty space from a clean, bird-occupied space. Thus, a LOS is key to no-shower biosecure entries.

red bumper pull trailer with two open walk-through doors on the side
The biosecure entry education trailer has both a two-zone and three-zone entry simulation.
interior of trailier with sink, benches, hooks for clothes, tubs on floor
The biosecure entry education trailer simulates a two-zone and three-zone Danish entry system with distinct clean and dirty areas.

Using the biosecure entry education trailer

You can create a LOS a few different ways using either a two-zone or three-zone approach. The biosecure entry education trailer (BEET) simulates these two types of Danish entries. Watch these videos for more information on two-zone and three-zone Danish entries.

Two-zone Danish entry

Three-zone Danish entry

BEET serves to educate and train people on how they can enhance poultry barn biosecurity. Using the trailer, people can assess and practice their biosecurity plans for entry into poultry barns. BEET’s primary purpose and audience includes:

  1. Managers responsible for making biosecurity plans. They can use to trailer to practice their plans for entry into poultry barns based on Danish entry concepts.

  2. Employees expected to carry out biosecurity plans. They can use the trailer to practice company plans and deal with unusual situations that may come up.

The educational program supports multiple ways to carry out enhanced biosecurity plans. Owners and managers need to decide which practices fit their management need. Employees need training to know how to properly carry out Danish entry plans.

The BEET trailer is mobile and available for training purposes on-site, statewide.

schematic of lay out of inside of trailer with each part numbered
Inside of the BEET unit, where managers and employees learn and carry out Danish entry.

BEET Features

  1. Door to enter the barn for 2-zone biosecure entry
  2. Door to enter the barn for 3-zone biosecure entry
  3. Disinfectant pan
  4. Outside farm specific clothes storage
  5. Outside farm specific boot storage
  6. Chair or bench with hand sanitizer
  7. Clean boot storage bin
  8. Log book
  9. Barn specific coverall storage
  10. Hand washing station
  11. Grey area shoe storage
  12. Barn specific boot washing station
  13. Optional plastic boot supply
  14. Trash bin

Kevin Janni, Extension engineer and Abby Neu, Extension educator

Reviewed in 2018

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