Pandemic Preparedness and Your Livestock

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 with ill people. Prevention is the key to protecting your livestock from these viruses.

Use this checklist to make plans for your livestock before, during, and after a pandemic flu situation.

Pandemic Flu and Your Livestock [PDF]

Related Websites
Website with information and resources related to influenza (seasonal and pandemic) and ways to protect yourself and your family.
Multiple Federal Agencies

Additional Resources

H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
Website with frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the H1N1 flu virus.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about H1N1 flu virus and pets.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
H1N1 Influenza and Pigs
Information about H1N1 and principles to help prevent infection in pigs.
Colorado State University Extension
Novel H1N1 Biosecurity Recommendations for Producers
Factsheet for individuals working with animals to help prevent the introduction or spread of influenza in production animal settings.
National Pork Board
What Pork Producers and Workers Need to Know About Influenza (Flu) in Pigs and People
Factsheet discussing swine influenza in pigs and how to prevention measures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Agriculture