Diseases and Health
Swine Vaccination Considerations
African Swine Fever
African swine fever virus (ASF) is a serious, highly resistant, viral disease. Since August 2018, ASF has been rapidly spreading throughout China and Asia. U.S. swine industry organizations are working continuously on prevention and response to help keep ASF out of U.S. pig farms. ASF cannot be transmitted to humans, so it is not a public health or food safety concern.ASF Fact Sheet-Secure Pork Supply
Technical Fact Sheets - Center for Food Security and Public Health
Where is African Swine Fever?
ASF confirmed in the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Swine Health Information Center Disease Monitoring Reports
ASF and U.S. Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness
African Swine Fever Overview - Dr. Chris Rademacher
|African Swine Fever: What You Need to Know
|Create an On-Farm FAD Investigation Kit for Swine|
|Emerging Disease Communications Action Plan|
|FAD Checklist of Priorities|
|FAD Investigation: Producer Guidance - IDALS|
|FAD Premises Trace-In and Trace-Out Priority Ranking for Swine|
|Foreign Animal Disease Preparation|
|How to Protect Pigs from African Swine Fever|
|Know and Report the Signs of ASF|
|National Pork Board - ASF: What Producers Need to Know|
|Secure Pork Supply Plan|
|Verify Your Farm's PIN here|
|Wild Boar Populations - Dr. Ryan Brook|
ASF and Feed
Depopulation and Disposal
Carcass Disposal Options - Lori Miller, USDA
Biosecurity 101 - Alex Ramirez
Biosecurity During County Fair
- PEDV Considerations for Volunteers
- Weigh-in: PEDV Considerations for Exhibitors, Parents and the Public
- Weigh-in: PEDV Considerations for Exhibitors
FMD is a highly contagious viral disease that primarily affects cloven-hooved livestock and wildlife. It is characterized by ulcerations and blisters on the snout, mouth and coronary bands of pigs, sheep and cattle. It is considered a foreign animal disease, since it is not currently in the United States.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)
PEDV is a coronavirus that is related to transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) and causes enteric disease clinically indistinguishable from TGE.
Senecavirus A (formerly known as Seneca Valley Virus) is a non-enveloped single-stranded RNA virus of the family Picornaviridae. The ultimate concern is that clinical signs may be clinically indistinguishable from other vesicular diseases which are foreign animal diseases.
Visit the IPIC workshops page for information on upcoming FAD workshops.
NPB Antibiotic Information Center - National Pork Board
2023 Iowa Health Exhibition requirements for livestock, poultry and birds at state fair, district shows and exhibitions and for Exhibition of Livestock, Poultry and Birds at a County 4H/FFA Fair Exhibition
Youth Livestock Projects and Premises Identification (Prem ID) Infographic - Informational handout on the importance of Prem ID for all livestock. Youth educators, please share this infographic with your leaders, parents and 4-H members that own livestock. Additional youth resources available here.
Health and Disease Management