This is the first time a product sample from outside China has tested positive for African swine fever, the Council of Agriculture revealed Friday. February 15.
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a contagious, rapidly spreading, transboundary animal disease and a major threat to pork production globally. Although plant-based feed has been identified as a potential route for virus introduction onto swine farms, little is known about the risks for ASFV transmission in feed.
Bulgaria has confirmed a new case of African swine fever in a wild boar near in the northeastern town of Devnya.
Between January 29 and February 7 in total 52 carcasses were found positive for African Swine Fever (ASF).
The discoveries were made by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources staff screening meat confiscated at Australian international airports.
Pork sausage fragments originating from China's Shandong Province and tossed out at an airport in Taiwan tested positive for African swine fever, a Taiwanese official said.
Mongolia has culled a total of 2,394 pigs to contain the spread of African swine plague, a senior official said Tuesday, February 12.
Russian authorities were scrambling to seize swine fever-infected sausages on Wednesday, February 06, after getting test results from an eight-ton shipment that had crossed the border from Mongolia.
The Chinese government has set up epidemic zones across the country, restricted the movement of live pigs, and closed live pig markets in affected areas.
The America Feed Industry Association (AIFA) is asking compound feed, premix and feed ingredient manufacturers to reassess their biosecurity practices as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread internationally.