Getting Started

During a foot and mouth disease (FMD), classical swine fever (CSF), or African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, Regulatory Officials may impose movement restrictions on animals and animal products for a period of time. An overview of managing animal movement in the early stages of an FMD outbreak is available. Although this document addresses FMD, some of the same approaches may be applied to ASF and CSF outbreaks. Moving animals will require a movement permit. Regulatory Officials may require each of the steps below are met before issuing a movement permit. Additional steps may be required in an actual outbreak.

  1. Request a National Premises Identification Number (PIN) from the office of your State Animal Health Official.
  2. Prepare to protect your herd
    • Create a premises map.
    • Write your enhanced site-specific biosecurity plan.
    • Implement the biosecurity measures included in your biosecurity plan.
  3. Monitor for FMD, CSF, or ASF.
  4. Keep movement records of animals, people, equipment, and other items.

Several of these can be done PRIOR to an outbreak. Explore the LEFT MENU to start preparing today!