Planning for FAD in swine is focus of workshops

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ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host six “Emergency Planning Foreign Animal Disease Issues for Swine Producers” workshops in Northwest Iowa in the coming weeks. The workshops are free, and no preregistration is needed.

Each workshop will focus on issues related to foreign animal diseases, specifically African Swine Fever (ASF), and help swine producers be proactive in case of or before an outbreak.

The workshops will include information on early disease identification, the quarantine process, upgrading biosecurity, possible stop movement situations, emergency mortality composting options and more.

Workshops will follow the Confinement Site Manure Applicator Certification training in the following locations:

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30, ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County Office, Cherokee


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6, ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office, Orange City

3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10, ISU Extension and Outreach Kossuth County Office, Algona

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