Pandemic Preparedness and Your Farm and Livestock
In 2009, a new strain of influenza (2009 H1N1) caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years. The disease primarily affected humans, but transfer of the virus to some livestock species - swine and turkeys - occurred. Most animals were infected following contact will ill people. Prevention is the key to protecting your livestock from these viruses.
Pandemic Preparedness Factsheet
Website with information and resources related to influenza (seasonal and pandemic) and ways to protect yourself and your family.
Multiple Federal Agencies
A website with links to other sites describing how to be sufficiently prepared for a pandemic event.
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Additional Web Resources
Information about the 2009 H1N1 flu virus and its affect on humans and animals.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Information about H1N1 and principles to help prevent infection in pigs.
Colorado State University Extension
Factsheet for individuals working with animals to help prevent the introduction or spread of influenza in production animal settings.
National Pork Board
Factsheet discussing the cause and prevention of swine influenza virus in pigs.
National Pork Producers Council and American Association of Swine Practioners
Factsheet discussing swine influenza in pigs and how to prevention measures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Agriculture