The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a new outreach and awareness campaign called “Protect Our Pigs,” to help prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the United States. ASF, a highly contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild pigs, could cost the U.S. an estimated $50 billion over ten years should it be brought into the country.

The “Protect Our Pigs” program aims to support commercial pork producers, veterinarians and pig owners with information and resources such as fact sheets, posters, informational videos, social graphics and more, to extend the outreach and educate the industry about the importance of biosecurity.

Read more about this new program here and view the official “Protect Our Pigs” website here.