Securing Indiana's Pork Industry
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A confirmed case of African swine fever (ASF), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and/or classical swine fever (CSF) in the United States will immediately close export markets and disrupt pig movements resulting in severe economic losses and business disruption. Producers and veterinarians can take steps now to be ready for a disease emergency.
Get Prepared Now
Complete these steps now to save time during an emergency. The following links provide resources to complete each step.
Register for DUNS and SAM to be eligible for federal payments
Know your premises identification number for each individual site where hogs are located
Keep electronic movement records
A foreign animal disease (FAD) is an animal disease not known to exist in the United States or its territories. These diseases have potential significant health and economic impacts on America's livestock industries. The following resources provide general information about these diseases.
Swine Health Information Center: Swine Disease Matrix (list of endemic and foreign swine pathogens)
ASF and other foreign diseases can be spread by people, vehicles, pests, and potentially feed ingredients. The following resources offer proactive steps for prevention.
Foreign animal disease prevention resources (Pork Checkoff)
Secure pork supply plan (securepork.org)
Learn About African Swine Fever (ASF)
African swine fever is a viral disease of swine. All members of the pig family Suidae are susceptible. The disease is characterized by high mortality and morbidity, often reaching 100 percent for severe forms of the disease. The disease is not a threat to human health or food safety.
U.S. Pork Response: African Swine Fever Prevention
NPPC, SHIC, USDA, and NPB published this Q&A reflecting the status of measures being taken to prevent an ASF outbreak in the United States.
National Pork Producers Council: Meat of the Matter
NPPC published this paper providing background on ASF and measures being taken to prevent its spread to the United States.
African Swine Fever Planning & Preparedness Meeting (September 2018)
- ASF Planning & Preparedness: Maria Cooper, DVM
- ASF Planning & Preparedness: Scott Dee, DVM MS PhD Dipl;ACVM
- ASF Planning & Preparedness: Questions and Answers
Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)
Foot-and-mouth (FMD) is a severe and highly contagious viral disease. The FMD virus causes illness in cattle, swine, sheep, goats, deer, and other animals with divided hooves. FMD is a worldwide concern as it can spread quickly and cause significant economic losses.
Classical Swine Fever
Classical swine fever is a highly contagious virus of pigs.