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Livestock producers invited to get foreign animal disease prepared National Pork Board

Livestock producers invited to get foreign animal disease prepared

The workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at five Iowa locations, from Feb. 7 to March 12.

;What if African swine fever or foot-and-mouth disease crossed the U.S. border? Would producers be ready? The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University hope to address those questions and more in their series of interactive workshops.

Pig, cattle, sheep and goat producers, Extension personnel and veterinarians are invited to attend “Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness: What to expect and How to prepare.” Attendees will learn what to expect if FMD or ASF is found in the United States, how long movement could stop and the requirements to move animals once movement restarts, how to protect their animals from diseases and the use of daily health monitoring strategies in an outbreak.

The workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at five Iowa locations, from Feb. 7 to March 12.

  • Feb. 7: Washington
  • Feb. 12: Ames
  • Feb. 26: Nashua
  • March 5: Sioux Center
  • March 12: Carroll

All are provided at no cost and include lunch. Attendees can reregister by completing this online form or calling 515-281-5321.

Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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