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When supply is disrupted by trade barriers such as disease, the ability to meet demand becomes challenging. Keeping trade open through strategies such as Regionalization/Zones and Compartmentalization enables primary poultry breeders to provide notifiable disease assurances and maintain continuous supply of breeding stock required to help feed a growing global population.

Aviagen Leads the Way in Compartmentalization

As a result of excellent biosecurity standards, Aviagen has achieved compartment status for its facilities in the UK, US and Brazil. This means in the event of a disease outbreak, chicks and eggs can be exported from approved locations to countries that recognize compartmentalization.

Compartmentalization is a concept developed by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to enable international trade to continue in the event of a notifiable disease outbreak. Compartmentalization is separation by common management and biosecurity measurements while regionalization or zones are based on geography. Both have strictly controlled biosecurity and are important for international trade purposes.

Aviagen’s facilities have been independently assessed and accredited by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the US and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) in Brazil.

Useful Resources

• World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
     • General Guidelines for the Application of Compartmentalization
• Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
• United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
     • USDA – National Poultry Improvement Plan
• Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA)
Poultry World 2018: Compartmentalization - Ensuring the Security of Supply
Aviagen UK Compartment Leaflet
Aviagen US Compartment Brochure
Aviagen Compartment Video – Supplementary Handout

For further information on compartmentalization and regionalization/zones, contact: info@aviagen.com.