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.

New National Swine Disease Council will help combat foreign animal disease

Starting with the formation of the council and identification of member participants, the producers and their organizations will turn their focus toward providing recommendations in collaboration with state and federal animal health officials, and other industry stakeholders, to respond to emerging swine diseases.