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Foreign Animal Disease preparedness workshop is Dec. 3

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ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University will host a free workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office, Orange City, to address preparations for a foreign animal disease outbreak.

The IPIC team will explain what the state and federal response might include in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak in the U.S., and how producers can individually prepare for such an outbreak on their farm.

The goal of the workshop is to help producers prioritize action steps and set goals to accomplish on their farm.

Sessions cover what to expect during a foreign animal disease outbreak and response, mass depopulation and disposal options, how to write a personalized, enhanced biosecurity plan, how to keep required movement records and monitor for clinical signs consistent with an FAD outbreak.

An individual/small group assistance session for enhancing biosecurity and developing a Secure Pork Supply plan for your operation will immediately follow the session, from 4 to 5 p.m., or producers can call (712) 225-6196 to schedule it at another time.

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Register at ipic.iastate.edu, call (712) 225-6196 or email dstender@iastate.edu .

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