Prior to his appointment at NBAF, Clavijo served as laboratory executive director of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s National Centers for Animal Disease.
Attendees will also get an update on the new South Dakota Animal Disease Research Diagnostics Laboratory as well as SDSU’s participation in Operation Main Street.
Two biosecurity concepts in the SPS plan are the perimeter buffer area and the line of separation, which make up two layers of protection around a farm.
Fourteen states put their African swine fever response plans into practice during the four-day USDA exercise.
An island country located approximately 400 miles north of Australia, Timor-Leste is the 10th Asian nation to report an African swine fever outbreak.
The environmental swabbing exercise helped the team identify key problem areas on the farm, including the office and the shower.