New Tools for Implementation of NPIP Biosecurity Standards Now Available

Ames, IA-- Implementing biosecurity on a poultry operation can prevent the introduction and spread of infectious diseases, including Avian Influenza. Newly released resources are based on the Checklist for Self‐Assessment of Implementing Poultry Biosecurity, which reflect the items included in the Standard E Biosecurity Principles within the National Poultry Improvement Plan, or NPIP, Official Program Standards.

Many resources are available from, including:

  • 14-point self-assessment checklist
  • Detailed information manual
  • Downloadable, customizable templates for writing a biosecurity plan
  • Example agreements, logs, and forms to document biosecurity practices
  • Signage to use on the poultry site
  • Educational videos to use in employee training programs
  • Handouts for quick reference of biosecurity principles for caretakers and non-farm personnel
  • And more.

Most resources are available in both English and Spanish, and additional Spanish resources will be added as they become available.

Development of these poultry biosecurity resources was led by Iowa State University, and involved collaboration between the poultry industry, state and federal government officials, and academia. This material was made possible, in part, by a Cooperative Agreement from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)’ Veterinary Services. It may not necessarily express APHIS’ views.

Contact:  Molly Lee, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM: or telephone (515) 294-2035

About the Center for Food Security and Public Health

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) is nationally and internationally recognized for providing educational materials and animal disease information. The CFSPH was established in 2002 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of diseases that threaten food production or public health. The CFSPH website ( is the Number One result on Google searches for “animal disease information,” with more than 450,000 visits annually.