Author Archives: Synthesis Agri-Food Network

Farm Health Guardian launches in
United Kingdom with Livetec Systems

May 17, 2022 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: A new partnership between Farm Health Guardian and Livetec Systems that will bring the latest biosecurity management software to poultry producers in the United Kingdom was announced last week. “We’re pleased to partner with Livetec Systems, a progressive company with a respected voice in biosecurity, and we’re confident […]

Farm Health Guardian adds software developer to support expanding business

May 10, 2022 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Jeff Wrathall joins the Farm Health Guardian team as a senior software engineer to support the company’s growth. In his role, Wrathall is responsible for developing new software for the smart biosecurity system. “The use of on-farm digital technology is expanding quickly, and Jeff’s extensive experience in software […]

What can we learn from the UK avian influenza outbreaks?

By Tim Nelson, President and CIO Key points: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 (HPAI) has been confirmed in the U.S. in Kentucky and Indiana, as well as Nova Scotia, Canada. This comes as the United Kingdom and European Union are still dealing with the disease. Understanding people and vehicle movements within a network is essential […]

Niagara poultry pilot uses digital biosecurity software to evaluate risk of infectious disease transmission

January 19, 2022 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: A new all-poultry disease pilot and outbreak simulation is putting Ontario biosecurity and disease mitigation measures to the test. Farm Health Guardian and the Feather Board Command Centre (FBCC) have partnered to conduct a disease simulation in the Niagara Region from January – March 2022. “Our goal is […]

Frequency matters in biosecurity

By Lorraine Stevenson-Hall, Biosecurity & Stakeholder Relations Lead Many biosecurity measures are accepted as common practice across all farms, such as designating restricted areas. However, evaluating farm and site-specific risks is necessary to target biosecurity actions that will have the most impact. When prioritizing biosecurity measures, it’s important to realize that disease transmission risk increases […]

Farm Health Guardian adds new customer support coordinator to serve company growth

December 9, 2021 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Adam Black has joined the Farm Health Guardian team as a new customer support coordinator. Black is responsible for ensuring the biosecurity software platform meets the needs of Farm Health Guardian clients to keep their livestock and poultry barns healthy. “Adam is a young professional with a proven […]

New biosecurity mapping feature enhances animal disease control

December 2, 2021 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Livestock and poultry producers now have access to enhanced disease prediction and movement mapping with Farm Health Guardian. The latest development for the biosecurity software platform, the new mapping feature will help producers manage their biosecurity risks with geographic and environmental prediction factors to establish disease quarantine zones […]

Contact tracing the best intervention for controlling swine disease spread

Man with pigs

By Rob Hannam, Farm Health Guardian Quickly controlling disease spread is a key priority in the event of a suspected outbreak, especially for foreign animal diseases (FADs) that may lead to quarantining of farms and movement restrictions. When implementing any quarantine strategy, other important considerations include animal welfare, minimizing impact on the uninfected premises and […]