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SECURE PORK SUPPLY: Iowa’s SPS workshops and online resources explain the foreign animal disease plan to help producers handle a potential outbreak.

Learn battle plan for animal disease at workshops

Secure Pork Supply resources will help prepare producers for a possible disease outbreak.

In the event of an outbreak of African swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease or classical swine fever in the U.S., state and federal regulatory officials will restrict animal movement to slow or stop the spread of these foreign animal diseases.

If your animals are located in a disease control area, you’ll need to meet certain criteria to request a permit to move your animals. Guidance for requesting movement permits can be found in the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan.

Iowa Pork Industry Center and ISU Extension and Outreach swine specialists are available to help producers understand state and federal responses and learn how to use SPS resources to prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak. Individual producer participation will help ensure a more prepared swine industry overall. The following workshops are available.

Foot-and-mouth Disease Prep 101. The workshop will cover what to expect during a foreign animal disease outbreak. Learn about producer preparation resources in the SPS Plan. This workshop is two hours, and can be taken in person or online. Complete an online form to enroll. Topics will include:

  • national movement standstill
  • quarantine and control areas
  • continuing business during an FAD outbreak

Foot-and-mouth Disease Prep 201. Learn about the resources in the SPS plan and how to apply it to your individual farm. This is a three-hour workshop, and FAD Prep 101 is a prerequisite. Topics will include:

  • Ensuring you have a valid premises ID number
  • Keeping accurate movement records of animals, people, equipment
  • Writing your enhanced biosecurity plan and creating a site map
  • Training caretakers in enhanced biosecurity
  • Monitoring for a foreign animal disease on your farm and knowing who to call

Bring multiple copies of aerial map of your site and a list of inputs (animals, feed, fuel, people, etc.) and outputs (animals, manure, garbage, etc.) that enter and leave your farm in a given month.

Workshop dates, locations

More workshops will be scheduled soon. Sign up for the email list to receive updates when dates and locations are announced, or email to schedule a workshop or individual or small group plan assistance.

“We also offer individual and small-group assistance with developing a Secure Pork Supply plan for your operation,” says Chris Rademacher, ISU Extension swine veterinarian. “Note that FAD Prep 101 is a prerequisite for this assistance. An ISU Extension swine specialist will visit the farm and educate producers and caretakers on how to develop and implement the SPS plan on your operation.”

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