The worst thing that can happen is a hog farm taking a hit on a disease outbreak such as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus at a time when it is mild enough that it has no market impact Steve Meyer says In 2014 the market impact outweighed the cost of the disease outbreak From a market strategy standpoint it will be advantageous to take all measures to avoid a disease outbreak on the farm this winterReevaluating the farmrsquos biosecurity plan should be a normal routine A complete assessment o National Hog Farmer

Biosecurity fact sheets available for international travel

Be sure to check out these fact sheets if you plan to travel internationally or if you plan to host foreign visitors to your farm.

By Harry Snelson, American Association of Swine Veterinarians
The Iowa State University’s Center for Food Security and Public Health, in collaboration with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and the Pork Checkoff, has developed two fact sheets addressing biosecurity for international travelers (Traveling Overseas?) and foreign visitors (Hosting International Visitors on Your Farm).

These documents highlight actions you and your visitors should take to minimize the risk of transboundary and foreign animal disease transmission when returning home from international travel or visiting from a foreign country. The documents can be downloaded from the CFSPH website.

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