An occurrence of a foreign animal disease such as Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera), African Swine Fever or Foot-and-Mouth Disease in U.S. swine herds would devastate the pork industry. Besides being accidentally introduced into the country, these diseases may also be intentionally introduced by parties unfriendly to U.S. agriculture. A foreign animal disease left undetected and unaddressed could halt all exports; driving prices down by 40-50% . The sooner a foreign animal disease is detected and controlled, the sooner pork prices would resume to normal levels. Good security and biosecurity practices are critical for protecting your farm from a foreign animal disease.
Travelers Outreach Program
This page provides information on the agricultural safeguards that are in place when people are traveling internationally. If you have forgotten to declare an agricultural item please go to the Submission form and let us know what item you forgot to declare.
Are You Hosting International Visitors to Your Farm?
United States Animal Health Association Emerging Diseases Committee
The aim of this site is present meeting minutes, members, committee information, and news on Foreign and Emerging Disease issues in the U.S.