Foreign Animal Disease Preparation
What is the risk of an FAD, like African Swine Fever, to the U.S. swine industry? How would the U.S. respond to an FAD outbreak? What can you do on your farm today to prepare? We are offering workshops, presentations at farm/company meetings, and individual or small group assistance to help with FAD preparedness, enhancing biosecurity, and Secure Pork Supply plans. Learn more about available workshops and assistance.
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Is your farm ready for a foreign animal disease? An outbreak of African Swine Fever or another foreign animal disease would be a huge challenge for pork producers, so planning ahead for an outbreak may reduce some of the stress for you and your employees. Workshops to help pork producers prepare are set for six Iowa locations in December. All sessions are hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University in collaboration with the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
The Pig Survivability Project plans international conference in 2020. This five-year project, led by faculty and staff from Iowa State University, Kansas State University and Purdue University, is planning an “International Conference on Pig Survivability” Oct. 28-29, 2020 in Omaha, Neb. Learn more about the project including personnel, activities and resources.
Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has scheduled a November 22 session for those interested in becoming certified as a Pork Quality Assurance 4.0 Advisor and applications are now being accepted. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session, to be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center in Ames.
The ISU Research Farms have put in place an advisory for African Swine Fever which joins existing advisories for FMD and Avian Influenza. Visitors are welcome at the ISU Research Farms and tours can be arranged by contacting the farms in advance. If visitors arrive at the research farm unannounced, they are encouraged to call the farm office or the farm superintendent on arrival. All three advisories are available through links on the farms' visitors page here https://www.farms.ag.iastate.edu/visitors
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Questions? Contact Sherry Hoyer