Veterinarians can help prepare for a foot and mouth disease (FMD), classical swine fever (CSF), or African swine fever (ASF) outbreak by using the resources in the SPS Plan to:
- Assist the Biosecurity Manager(s) on pork production sites write a site-specific biosecurity plan.
- Train producers and designated swine health monitors on the production site to recognize abnormal production parameters or clinical signs suggestive of FMD, CSF, and ASF.
Veterinarians can help during an FMD, CSF, or ASF outbreak by:
- Inspecting animals for evidence of FMD, CSF, or ASF virus infection.
- Collecting or overseeing the collection of diagnostic samples.
- Oversee the usage of FMD or CSF vaccination in animals, if used.
- Reminding others that FMD, CSF, and ASF are not public health or food safety concerns. Meat is safe to eat.