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To take appropriate biosecurity precautions related to influenza, the National Pork Board is urging producers and veterinarians to:

  • Step up on-farm biosecurity practices to prevent influenza from entering their herd;
  • Remain vigilant, carefully monitoring the health of their pigs and take steps to minimize its spread if it enters a production system.

To download Biosecurity Recommendations for producers, click here.

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American Society of Animal Science
The internet home of this professional organization for animal scientists, this web site features news, membership information and ASAS publications.

Animal Health Institute
The Animal Health Institute is the U.S. trade association that represents manufacturers of animal health care products. Their web site includes presentations, news and information about the animal health industry.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This web site includes information about the CDC, health data standards and statistics, and information on a variety of health topics.

Center for Veterinary Medicine
The CVM regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. Its web site includes information about antimicrobial resistance, approved animal drugs and other topics involving veterinary medicine.

Food and Drug Administration
This official site of the FDA, the government agency that regulates most common food ingredients, medical and surgical devices, drugs, and radiation-emitting consumer and medical products, features information on BSE, antibiotic resistance, foodborne illness, and other safety and nutrition issues.

Institute of Food Technologists
The Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with members who work in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia and government. Their web site includes membership information, news releases and updates on its actvities.

United States Department of Agriculture
The official home of the USDA, their site features news releases and information on the agencies, services and programs contained within the USDA.

Food Safety and Inspection Service
This site features FSIS program areas, news releases, publications and activities including consumer education, HACCP implementation and food importation.

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