Here are some simple recommendations from TAHC to help keep you and your animals healthy:

  • If anyone in your family has flu-like symptoms, please do not attend fairs/exhibitions for 7 days after symptoms begin or until you have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, whichever is longer.
  • If any of your pigs show signs of flu-like illness on the farm, check with your veterinarian before bringing your pigs to the fair/exhibition.

While at the show, follow these simple precautions to protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands often with soap or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner, especially after you cough or sneeze or have contact with animals.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If a tissue is not readily available, use your elbow joint to minimize hand contact.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Do not eat or drink near animals or animal pens.
  • During the fair/exhibition, monitor your pigs for any signs of illness and report any illness to the veterinarian on-call.
  • When you come home from a fair/exhibition, be sure to quarantine your hogs, disinfect your trailer and equipment (show boxes, feed pans, etc.), and watch for any illness in your pigs.