Creating your SPS Plan with Dr. Arruda

Preparing for foreign animal disease starts on the farm. No matter the size of your swine operation, every pig farmer plays a vital role in FAD preparedness.
Recent events have made the thought of foreign animal disease more of a reality than ever, which is why developing a Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan for your farm is a critical step in securing your operation. We know it is a big job, but you do not have to do it alone. Dr. Andreia Arruda and her team at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine are here to assist Ohio pig farmers in developing SPS plans at no cost to you.
If African swine fever is found in the United States, no pigs will move without livestock regulatory officials’ approval. The SPS Plan for Continuity of Business provides ways to prepare and request a movement permit for premises with animals with no evidence of infection.
Here’s how it works:
1. Contact Dr. Arruda, (614) 688-3277 or arruda.13@osu.edu, to set up consultations.
2. Make sure you include your herd veterinarian in the process.
3. Your data is secured. All participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement outlining the protection of the farm’s data.
4. Provide the OSU team with prudent information.
5. OSU team will assist with generating the SPS plan.
6. The plan’s final version must be reviewed and approved by an accredited veterinarian, preferably your herd veterinarian.
7. Decide how to safely secure your SPS Plan through various options like AgView.
Dr. Arruda and her team take the anxiety out of writing an SPS plan by streamlining the process for you. The Ohio Pork Council encourages you to reach out to Dr. Arruda so you can tap into their knowledge and expertise to get your SPS plan written today.