October 11, 2023
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has made significant updates to its African Swine Fever response plans for domestic pig and feral swine response. The updates are the result of intensive collaborations between the APHIS ASF Technical Working Group; APHIS programs including Veterinary Services, Wildlife Services, International Services, Plant Protection and Quarantine Preclearance Programs, and Emergency Regulatory and Compliance Services; the ASF Harvest Establishment Working Group, and the United States Animal Health Association Swine Committee.
The updated materials are listed below and include a revised ASF Redbook, Harvest Facility Response Plans, Control Area Permit Templates, and responder “Playbooks” for domestic pigs and feral swine. All of these materials are linked to the APHIS ASF response page.
ASF Domestic Pigs Playbook (July 28, 2023)
ASF Feral Swine Playbook (July 28, 2023)
Infected/Positive Meat Harvest Facility Template (May 15, 2023)
Off-Site Rendering Facility (July 17, 2023)
Spray Dried Blood/Plasma Facility (July 17, 2023)
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