As African swine fever continues to move across the globe, the threat looms over U.S. pork producers. While swine health is constantly evolving, some protection measures remain constant. The National Pork Board (NPB) and Pork Checkoff says preventing foreign animal disease is critical, not just African swine fever, but diseases like foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Either of these diseases would be “export-ending”.

Maintaining a diligent eye on production diseases at home is also critical, be it porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) or porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), NPB says there are opportunities for the pork industry to manage both better.

Read more on swine diseases and prevention opportunities here.