Improving the biosecurity measures in shrimp farm using foot bath in Thailand

 Credit: Worawut Koedprang (Thailand)           Review: Worawut Koedprang and Abdel Rahman El Gamal

The photo shows a foot bath placed at the entrance of shrimp pond. This simple facility helps to minimize the chances of disease infection/transfer. Potassium permanganate at 10 mg/l or iodophore at 200 mg/l are common disinfectants used in foot bath (foot dip). The foot baths should be of sufficient size and placed to ensure a full use of the baths by comers (staff/visitors). The same concept could be applied to “tire bath” against possible disease infections accompanied by vehicles.

Foot bath in a shrimp farm in Thailand



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