Risky Pigs: Moving Weaned Pigs During an FMD Outbreak

The response to a foreign animal disease usually involves the establishment of disease control areas within which there will be movement restrictions put in place in an attempt to stop disease spread between farms. Allowing movement from a disease control area of pigs with no evidence of infection can be done without spreading disease if science-based risk mitigation measures are put in place.

Foreign Animal Disease: Preparing for the Worst

The secure pork website is a collaboration effort between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Pork Checkoff, government officials, Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota. Here the site provides the “Secure Pork Plan” which outlines the expectations and control strategy for producers, veterinarians, and packers if a foreign animal disease enters the US.