Veterinarians take their leadership role in antibiotic use serious and have a large responsibility Unfortunately of the 110000 veterinarians in the United States only approximatelynbsp13 work on food animals In fact nationwide 20 of the counties do not have a large animal veterinarian available according to the FDAVeterinarians take an oath to prevent animal suffering Many feel strongly that restrictions placed on antibiotic use by food companies breaches that oathnbspDavid French DVM ThinkStock/Jevtic

Pork Checkoff offers FAD, Secure Pork Supply resources online

Pork Checkoff has gathered many of its producer-focused resources on its website.

Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians
In light of the new outbreak of African swine fever in China and the ongoing emphasis on foreign animal disease preparedness, the Pork Checkoff has gathered many of its producer-focused resources on its website under the Swine Health tab.

For additional preparation for FADs such as ASF, producers, veterinarians and allied-industry should learn about the Secure Pork Supply Plan by reading more in the U.S. Pork Industry Guide to the Secure Pork Supply Plan.

This guide explains, in great detail, the rationale of the program, which is funded by the USDA and Pork Checkoff.

In order for producers to take advantage of the voluntary program when it becomes fully functional in 2019, they should complete the items outlined in the Checkoff's FAD Preparation Checklist.

Other related resources from National Hog Farmer

• Secure Pork Supply is integrated work-in-progress 
• Securing U.S. pork supply is something no one should ignore 
• Secure pork supply plan prepares for FAD what-ifs 

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