Domestic Diseases

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
This site contains user friendly information on swine diseases, behavior, management, production, and many other topics that are helpful in swine operations.

The pig site
A web site devoted to swine health and welfare, ThePigSite includes news and feature articles on current pork industry issues. It also contains information on swine diseases, animal welfare and general management practices.

The AASV has approximately 2000 members in 30 countries from practice, industry and academia. The organization strives to increase the knowledge of swine veterinarians by promoting and developing educational opportunities and resources.

The home page of the National Institute of Animal Agriculture, this site addresses issues of interest to the industry, provides industry information and continuing education and communication outlets for animal agriculture professionals.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
This site is the text-based search and retrieval system used at NCBI for services including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, OMIM, and many others. PubMed was designed to provide access to citations from biomedical literature.

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.

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.

Veterinary Services – Safeguarding Animal Health
This site houses information for a variety of species and offers information on disease surveillance, biologics, and emergency programs.

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.

Foreign Animal Diseases

Office International des Epizooties
The OIE ensures transparency in the global animal disease and zoonosis situation, collects analyses and disseminates scientific veterinary information, and provides expertise and encourages international solidarity in the control of animal diseases.

Foreign Animal Diseases, “The Gray Book”
This site provides up-to-date information on foreign animal diseases; how they are diagnosed; how they are spread, and how they may be prevented, controlled, and eradicated.

Veterinary Services Disease Eradication
This site provides information such as which states have eradication programs and where the centers for epidemiology and animal health are located, as well as interesting information on specific diseases in the U.S.

Animal Plant Health Inspection Service – Foreign Animal Diseases
This site contains vast information on certain foreign animal diseases around the world.

The Center for Food Security and Public Health – Center for Disease Control
This site focuses on veterinary medicine and zoonotic diseases and preparedness for bioterrorism, disease outbreak investigation, and other public health emergencies.


Biosecurity Resource Center
The Center is a data haven to enable government, commodity groups, veterinarians and producers to meet the challenges of animal health emergencies.

Disease Surveillance

Veterinary Services Disease Eradication
This site provides information such as which states have eradication programs and where the centers for epidemiology and animal health are located, as well as interesting information on specific diseases in the U.S.

Veterinary Services – Swine

Safeguarding Animal Health
This site offers information on Pseudorabies Virus, the Trichinae Pilot Program, and the Swine Health Protection Act, as well as other helpful information.


National Surveillance Unit
The National Surveillance Unit was established by Veterinary Services to coordinate activities related to U.S. animal health surveillance; to focus on surveillance evaluation, integration, and enhancement; and to address the recommendations regarding surveillance in the 2001 Animal Health Safeguarding Review.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Management Response System
The Emergency Management Response System (EMRS) is used by the Veterinary Services (VS) to manage and investigate animal disease outbreaks in the United States.

Veterinary Services – Emergency Programs

USAHA – Committee on Animal Emergency Management
The aim of this site is present meeting minutes, members, committee information, and news on Emergency Management issues in the U.S.

National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS)

National Animal Health Reporting System (NAHRS)
NAHRS was designed to provide data from chief State animal health officials on the presence of confirmed Office International des Epizooties (OIE) LIST A and B clinical diseases in specific commercial livestock, poultry, and aquaculture species in the United States.