Preparing for a Foreign Animal Disease

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secure pork supply, IPIC, and IPPA logos Secure Pork Supply graphic Iowa Pork Industry Center graphic Iowa Pork Producers Association graphic Is your farm ready for a foreign animal disease?

Iowa Pork Industry Center and ISU extension swine specialists are available to help producers understand state and federal responses to an FAD outbreak, what steps can be taken now to preapre, and how resources in the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan can help.

FAD Preparation Guide

Check out our FAD Preparation Guide here. We've put together a compilation of information, steps to take on your farm, and resources to help you get started in preparing and protecting your farm from FADs. Learn what might happen if an FAD is diagnosed in the U.S., how you can prepare with tracability, disease monitoring, biosecurity, and contingency planning, and find a collection of helpful resources related to African Swine Fever and FADs.


We are offering interactive workshops to help you learn what to expect during a foreign animal disease outbreak and how you can prepare and protect your farm. We will cover:

  • What is the risk of an FAD to the U.S. swine industry? What is being done to keep FADs out of the U.S.?
  • How would the U.S. respond to an FAD outbreak?
  • What happens if your farm is infected with an FAD?
  • How does Secure Pork Supply help your business continue during an FAD outbreak? 
  • What can you do on your farm today to prepare?

Workshop dates and locations

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2:00-3:30 pm - at Iowa Pork Congress
  • Live Webinar: Tuesday, February 11, 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Sign up for a workshop

    We also offer individual and small group assistance with foreign animal disease preparedness, enhancing biosecurity, and developing an SPS plan for your operation. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, webinar or individual or small group plan assistance, please contact the ISU Extension swine specialist in your region, or email Amanda Chipman at

    Online workshop: FAD Prep 101 is available online, and covers the status of African Swine Fever worldwide, signs of ASF and what to do if you observe them, what is being done to prevent FADs in the U.S., national movement standstill, mass depopulation and disposal options, and how Secure Pork Supply helps your business continue during an FAD outbreak.

    arrow Sign up to take FAD Prep 101 online.



    What is the Secure Pork Supply plan? How can it help you prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak? Watch some of these short videos to learn about SPS and why it matters to you.

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