Category Archive: African Swine Fever, Global TOPICS, News, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, TOPICS
Mar 25, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Deadly swine-disease outbreak at buying station triggers search for mystery pathogenWhen a call came in last September reporting very high, unexplained sow mortalities, Daniel Gascho, DVM, didn’t expect it to be anything unusual, but he found quite the opposite.
Mar 02, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Prepare for African swine fever outbreak with Secure Pork Supply planA growing threat of African swine fever (ASF) has convinced US pork producers to prepare for the worst with a Secure Pork Supply plan.
Jan 22, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lessons learned: How a modern hog farm in Russia recovered from ASFChina’s African swine fever epidemic may offer a grim view of life with the disease. But its neighbor Russia has proven recovery from ASF is possible.
Oct 06, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Foreign animal diseases and the line of last resortBy Larry Rueff, DVM, Swine Veterinary Services, Greensburg, Indiana
Oct 02, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers expand understanding of virus transmission in feedAs African swine fever virus continues to march across the globe, the US pork sector is laser focused on keeping it from reaching the homeland.
Jul 11, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Know the feed risk factors for African swine feverAs African swine fever (ASF) continues its insidious spread through China and surrounding countries, the need to keep it out of US herds becomes more imperative.
Jul 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on National ASF-surveillance plan: What you need to knowThe pork industry leans heavily on diagnostics to minimize the impact of disease, but they’re especially critical for monitoring African swine fever (ASF) and other trade-limiting foreign animal...
Jun 24, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Connor: ASF fears prompting broader view of biosecurityMaintaining good biosecurity has long been key to advancing the health, well-being and productivity of hog farms, but the threat of African swine fever has raised the bar and prompted veterinarians...
Imported feed ingredients: Supplier’s sourcing, biosecurity, shipping vital to product integrity, safety
Apr 22, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Imported feed ingredients: Supplier’s sourcing, biosecurity, shipping vital to product integrity, safetyBrian Payne, DVM, technical services veterinarian at Zoetis, recently talked with editors of Pig Health Today about African swine fever (ASF) and the possible risks of importing the virus through...
Apr 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Secure Pork Supply plan updated to meet changing FAD needsWith African swine fever (ASF) well established in China and parts of Europe, US pork producers need to take steps now to protect their interests in the face of an outbreak.
Apr 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Dee: Mitigants combined with extended storage time help guard against virus transmissionFeed additives that mitigate viruses, combined with extended storage times, could help protect the US pork industry from African swine fever and other foreign animal diseases.
Apr 01, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Understanding feed flow, biosecurity critical in ASF battleThe US pork industry is nervous about African swine fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases entering the country — and for good reason.
Mar 22, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on USDA expands ASF awareness tools to keep the virus out of the USUSDA has committed new resources to raising the awareness of African swine fever (ASF) and the importance of keeping the virus from entering the US.
Mar 09, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Roundtable: Industry structure, culture, wild boars team up to intensify ASF threat in ChinaThe discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in China’s wild boar population in late 2018 adds a new dimension to the already ominous disease threat — one that could possibly leave the Chinese to...
Mar 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on USDA steps up measures to prevent ASF spread to the USAs the spread of African swine fever (ASF) across Asia shows no signs of slowing, US pork producers have watched with a nervous eye toward international commerce and travel.
Mar 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Webb: FAD outbreak could be financially crippling for US pork industryA single reported incident of a trade-limiting foreign animal disease (FAD) would devastate the US pork industry, perhaps causing billions of dollars in losses.
Feb 21, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on New council to direct swine-disease responseFor years, the USDA and US pork industry have had plans in place to address a foreign animal disease, but PED and ASF developments raised the priority status to a new level.
Feb 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on A question of when: How the US pork industry is preparing for a possible FAD outbreakThis is the second in a two-part series on foreign animal diseases. Part 1 looks at the economic impact of a FAD outbreak.
Feb 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on How FADs have affected foreign marketsSince the middle of the 20th century, numerous foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreaks involving the pork industry have been recorded throughout the world.
Nov 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ASF threat: Three US swine vets share insights from the frontlineThe rapid spread of ASF throughout China and other regions of the world has raised concerns the disease will ultimately make its way to the US — a development that could cripple the nation’s pork...
Nov 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Flies ‘possible route’ of African swine fever spreadFlies that have been in contact with swine infected with African swine fever (ASF) could be responsible for spreading the disease between herds.
Oct 31, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on FAD expert fields questions of ASF diagnostic preparedness, surveillance and responseEffectively addressing a foreign animal diseases such as African swine fever will take a unified effort between the US pork industry and the local, state and federal government if the deadly virus...
Oct 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Quarantine window for feed ingredients may reduce hog disease riskForeign animal diseases (FAD) are top of mind as the ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have raised the stakes to implement new practices designed to...
Oct 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on African Swine Fever could cost assorted industries billions of dollarsIf the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus enters the United States, the repercussions will be felt throughout the agriculture sector and beyond.
Sep 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Dee: Research shows potential for FAD transmission through some imported feed ingredientsA big step in preventing transmission of foreign animal diseases (FAD) through feed is to reduce virus-survival rates in the feed, explained Scott Dee, DVM, PhD, director of research, Pipestone...
Sep 07, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Dee: African swine fever outbreak in China major threat to US porkNews that China broke with African swine fever generated great concern for many in the US swine industry, including Scott Dee, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services.
Aug 05, 2018[email protected]Comments Off on First ASF case reaches ChinaChina has encountered its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to reports from animal health officials in the country. The highly contagious disease was identified Aug. 1 on a small...
Apr 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ESPHM 2018 to focus on global issues in swine healthSwine veterinarians, researchers and industry leaders from around the world will gather at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM), to be held May 9-11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
Mar 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig feed reminder over African Swine Fever concernsUK pig keepers are being reminded to avoid feeding animals food waste and check their biosecurity measures to help prevent outbreaks of diseases such as African Swine Fever (ASF).
Oct 25, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on SHIC matrix weighs the impact of emerging swine diseasesAs porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and Seneca Valley virus surfaced within the US swine herd in recent years, it underscored the threat posed by emerging and foreign animal diseases.