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Program Requirements, Expectations for PQA Plus Advisors, Program Background PowerPoint Site Assessment Guide, Site Assessment Interview Guide, Assessment Calculator
Certification Manual Forms
References Supplemental Material

Program Requirements, Expectations for PQA Plus Advisors, Program Background PowerPoint

Title Description File Type
Program Requirements Requirements for administration of the PQA Plus program. PDF
Expectations for Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors The role of a PQA Plus Advisor is critical to the success of the PQA Plus program. Adherence to these guidelines protects the integrity of the pork industry and pork producers, while promoting a positive image to the consumers of U.S. pork. PDF

Certification Manual

Title Description File Type
PQA Plus Education Handbook Version The role of a PQA Plus Advisor is critical to the success of the PQA Plus program. Adherence to these guidelines protects the integrity of the pork industry and pork producers, while promoting a positive image to the consumers of U.S. pork. PDF
PQA Plus Education Handbook Version – (Spanish Version) The role of a PQA Plus Advisor is critical to the success of the PQA Plus program. Adherence to these guidelines protects the integrity of the pork industry and pork producers, while promoting a positive image to the consumers of U.S. pork. – Spanish Language Version PDF

Site Assessment Guide, Site Assessment Interview Guide, Assessment Calculator

Title Description File Type
Site Assessment Guide This resource is designed for the Site Assessor conducting a PQA Plus Site Assessment and accompanies the PQA Plus Certification Manual. It provides additional information and highlights critical discussion points. This guide contains language for both the PQA Plus Advisor and for properly trained and certified individuals who are conducting a site self-assessment. PDF
PQA Plus Assessment Calculator A worksheet to help producers and Advisors determine the number of animals to evaluate during a site assessment. Excel Spreadsheet

Forms

Title Description File Type
Assessment Prep Checklist Checklist for producers and Advisors to use when preparing for a site assessment. PDF
Benchmarking Appendix Form for recording the secondary benchmarking criteria during a site assessment. PDF
Assessment Form Form for recording the results of each assessment criteria and notes/comments during a site assessment. PDF
Assessment Corrective Action Form Form for documenting actions taken or the plan and timeline in place to correct any areas identified during the site assessment. PDF
Emergency Action Plan Basic template for an emergency action plan for the site. PDF
Breeding Inventory Worksheet A worksheet to help record animal and facility observations in the breeding herd during a site assessment. PDF
Non-Breeding Inventory Worksheet A worksheet for recording animal and facility observations in the non-breeding herd during a site assessment. PDF
Group Training Template This template is to be used for conducting group training sessions. PDF
Individual Training Template This template is to be used for documenting individual training. PDF
Individual Development Plan To document assessment of an individual’s knowledge, skills and abilities and to identify areas for improvement in the area of animal handling. For an explanation of how to use this worksheet, please refer to the Animal Handling Trainer’s Guide. PDF
Biosecurity Checklist A checklist for producers to use when evaluating biosecurity for their site. PDF
Daily Observation Log This template can be used for documenting daily observations in the barn. PDF
Drug Storage Record Inventory Sheet This template can be used for documenting drug inventory for a site. PDF
Euthanasia Action Plan This template can be used to create a euthanasia action plan for the phase of production located on the site. PDF
Farm Medication Plan This template can be used for creating a farm medication plan. PDF
Gilt/Sow/Boar Treatment Records This template can be used for recording medication and treatments given to animals in the breeding herd. PDF
Medicated Feed Mixing Records This template can be used for recording the mixing of medicated feeds. PDF
Pen or Individual Treatment Records This template can be used for recording medication and treatments given to animals individually or in groups. PDF
Vaccination and Management Schedule Breed Herd This template can be used for establishing a vaccination schedule for animals in the breeding herd. PDF
Vaccination and Management Schedule Non-Breeding Herd This template can be used for establishing a vaccination schedule for animals in the non-breeding herd. PDF
Confirmation of No Medication Administered This template can be used to document that no medications or treatments were delivered to pigs on a site. PDF
Veterinarian/Client/Patient Relationship (VCPR) This template can be used to document that a VCPR exists for a site. PDF

References

Title Description File Type
Library of materials List of materials that can be ordered through the website PorkStore.Pork.org or by contacting the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800)456-7675 PDF
Sec.615.200 – Compliance Policy Guide This Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) provides regulatory guidance for the development of cases resulting from the use of animal drugs contrary to label directions(“extra-label use”) by non-veterinarians in food-producing animals. It also provides guidance on measures that can be taken by non-veterinarians to ensure proper drug use and avoid illegal residues. PDF
Swine Care Handbook Guide that encompasses producer responsibilities for animal husbandry. PDF
Swine ID Fact Sheet Fact Sheet: Basics of the Swine Indentification Plan PDF
One is Too Many Handout Information on preventing broken needles. PDF
Sources of Ammonia Diffusion Tubes for taking Time Weighted Average (TWA) measurements. Sources of Ammonia Diffusion Tubes for taking Time Weighted Average (TWA) measurements. MS Word DOC
On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine This brochure provides practical recommendations for the on-farm euthanasia of swine. It also highlights euthanasia methods that have been shown to meet the definition for humane euthanasia based on the available scientific literature. PDF
On-Farm Euthanasia of Swine – Spanish Version SPANISH – This brochure provides practical recommendations for the on-farm euthanasia of swine. It also highlights euthanasia methods that have been shown to meet the definition for humane euthanasia based on the available scientific literature. PDF

Supplemental Material

Title Description File Type
We Care – Ethical Principles Commitment Form Outlines the 6 ethical principles of pork producers. PDF
We Care Action Plan Outlines the 6 ethical principles of pork producers and provides steps for becoming involved in the We Care initiative. PDF
We Care Action Plan – Chart Your Progress Outlines the 6 ethical principles of pork producers and provides steps for becoming involved in the We Care initiative. Additionally, this document provides space for tracking producer progress. PDF
Biosecurity Guide for Pork Producers To provide more detailed information on biosecurity. PDF
Security Guide for Pork Producers To provide more detailed information regarding on-farm security practices. PDF
Spanish – We Care – Ethical Principles Commitment Form Outlines the 6 ethical principles of pork producers in Spanish. PDF

Requirements and Background

Title Description File Type
Program Requirements Requirements for administration of the PQA Plus program. The role of a PQA Plus Trainer/Advisor is critical to the success of the PQA Plus program. Adherence to these guidelines protects the integrity of the pork industry and pork producers. PDF

Certification Manuals

Title Description File Type
PQA Plus Handbook – English This is the PQA Plus version 3 content resource, designed to be utilized during the certification training. Each participant certifying in the PQA Plus Version 3, should receive this handbook. PDF
PQA Plus Handbook – Spanish This is the Spanish PQA Plus version 3 content resource, designed to be utilized during the certification training. Each participant certifying in the PQA Plus Version 3, should receive this handbook. PDF

Antibiotic Resources

Title Description File Type
Antibiotics Booklet The Pork Industry Guide to Responsible Antibiotic Use is designed to assist industry stakeholders to better understand responsible antibiotic use. Outlining the new antibiotic regulations and the basics of on farm VFD compliance for producers as well as a checklist for antibiotic successes. PDF
Antibiotics Brochure This is a 10 panel brochure explaining the new antibiotic rules that will go into effect on January 1, 2017. PDF
Antibiotics Fact sheet This fact sheet for the caretaker and what they need to know about the new antibiotics regulations. PDF

Site Assessment Guide

Title Description File Type
Site Assessment Checklist Checklist for producers and Advisors to use when preparing for a site assessment. PDF
Site Assessment Guide This resource is designed for the Site Assessor conducting a PQA Plus Site Assessment and accompanies the PQA Plus Certification Manual. It provides additional information and highlights critical discussion points. This guide contains language for both the PQA Plus Advisor and for properly trained and certified individuals who are conducting a site self-assessment. PDF
Site Assessment Form Form for recording the results of each assessment criteria and notes/comments during a site assessment. PDF

On-Farm Forms

Title Description File Type
VCPR This template can be used to document that a VCPR exists for a site. PDF
Confirmation No Meds This template can be used to document that no medications or treatments were delivered to pigs on a site. PDF
Daily Observation Log This template can be used for documenting daily observations in the barn. PDF
Individual Treatment Record This template can be used for recording medication and treatments given to animals individually. PDF
Individual Treatment Record – Pen This template can be used for recording medication and treatments given to animals in groups. PDF
Farm Medication Plan This template can be used for creating a farm medication plan. PDF
Vaccination Management Non-Breeding This template can be used for establishing a vaccination schedule for animals in the non-breeding herd. PDF
Vaccination Management Breeding This template can be used for establishing a vaccination schedule for animals in the breeding herd. PDF
Medicated Feed Mixing This template can be used for recording the mixing of medicated feeds. PDF
Euthanasia Action Plan This template can be used to create a euthanasia action plan for the phase of production located on the site. PDF
Ventilation Testing This template is to be used for documenting of testing the emergency backup ventilation system. PDF
Emergency Action Plan Basic template for an emergency action plan for the site. PDF
Biosecurity Checklist A checklist for producers to use when evaluating biosecurity for their site PDF
Group Training Record This template is to be used for conducting group training sessions. PDF
Individual Training Record This template is to be used for documenting individual training. PDF
Individual Development Plan To document assessment of an individual’s knowledge, skills and abilities and to identify areas for improvement in the area of animal handling. For an explanation of how to use this worksheet, please refer to the Animal Handling Trainer’s Guide. PDF
Internal Site Assessment This template can be used by the caretaker to conduct an internal self-assessment. PDF
Assessment Corrective Action Form for documenting actions taken or the plan and timeline in place to correct any areas identified during the site assessment. PDF
Employee Agreement – See It Stop It This form can be used to document the caretaker’s commitment to animal care and protection. PDF
Sample Animal Welfare Policy An example of an Animal Welfare Policy that a company can get sample language to draft their own internal policy. PDF
Whistle-blower Policy An example of a whistleblower policy that a company can use as an example to draft their own internal policy. PDF
Standard Operating Procedures Templates for a variety of SOP’s that a company would need to have. PDF
Visitor Log This template can be used to document visitors to the location. PDF

References

Title Description File Type
Section 615.200 – Proper Drug Use and Residue Avoidance By Non-Veterinarians This Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) provides regulatory guidance for the development of cases resulting from the use of animal drugs contrary to label directions(“extra-label use”) by non-veterinarians in food-producing animals. It also provides guidance on measures that can be taken by non-veterinarians to ensure proper drug use and avoid illegal residues. PDF
Swine ID Fact-sheet Fact Sheet: Basics of the Swine Identification Plan PDF
One is Too Many Flyer Information on preventing broken needles. PDF