All attendees at the 2019 Night of Stars and the gilt and/or barrow shows specifically, and the Oklahoma Youth Expo in general, are urged to use the strictest biosecurity possible upon return to farms.
Legislative Watch: Brazil agrees to science-based conditions; USDA continues efforts to prevent ASF; ag groups oppose budget cuts.
APHIS urges anyone who suspects sick pigs to report it immediately to their veterinarian, or to state or federal animal health officials.
APHIS’ new traveler website provides updated information about potentially harmful pests and diseases that can hitchhike on food or other agricultural products.
Additionally, USDA is releasing four infographics on African swine fever risk pathways, biosecurity, signs and symptoms of ASF and traveler tips.
In the case of a national stop movement, having the data to show an official could mean the difference between being able to ship your livestock and continued non-movement.
"Prevention of ASF is our only defense; we must remain on high alert at our airports and sea ports to prevent the illegal entry of meat products and be diligent in our farm biosecurity protocols."
Action marks largest-ever seizure of agricultural products in the U.S.
Canada to host invitation-only international forum on African swine fever to develop roadmap for preventing and responding to ASF threat.