FAD simulation exercises help US states prepare for a potential outbreak

Four states are participating in the simulations
calendar icon 24 August 2022
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According to a news release from the US National Pork Board (NPB), four state pork associations are participating in foreign animal disease (FAD) simulation exercises this year to help local producers and responders prepare in case an outbreak happens. The exercises are conducted by NPB and funded by Pork Checkoff dollars.

The state-based field exercises provide first-line responders with hands-on opportunities to find gaps in their plans, equipment and supplies. Kansas and Montana have completed the exercises, and Nebraska and Tennessee will host exercises in October.

Keeping African swine fever out of the US and preparing for any FAD outbreak is a top priority for NPB as identified by producer leaders.

Preparing for an FAD takes planning at all levels. NPB has a checklist for producers of steps to prepare farm-level plans.

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