Foreign Animal Disease Research
The swine health team at National Pork Board (NPB) uses Pork Checkoff resources to fund swine-specific FAD research. The goal is to help pork producers and the industry prepare to combat FAD transmission through disease prevention, rapid detection and vaccine and biosecurity countermeasures.
Freedom from diseases such as African swine fever (ASF), classical swine fever (CSF) and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) provides value of more than a $55 per head to U.S. pork producers.
Since 2018, NPB has invested in more than 33 projects totaling more than $3.6 million in Pork Checkoff funds. The Checkoff investment in swine disease research has helped support scientists in more than 25 universities, in many USDA laboratories and private facilities in the United States and abroad.