The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will test sick and dead pigs for African swine fever in an effort to mitigate devastation if the disease enters the United States.
A pilot study was conducted to determine if fluorescent powder could be used to study the transfer of contamination from livestock trailers to barns.
SecureReady, a first-of-its-kind program for swine producers to prepare for foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreaks, facilitates populating, updating, and record retrieval of premises identification, biosecurity plans, and animal movement.
The Swine Disease Global Surveillance Project compiles data from around the world to provide near real-time global surveillance of swine diseases.
Since February, African swine fever has occurred in 2,296 communes in 204 districts of 29 cities and provinces in Vietnam
Researchers found that risk was highest in summer, and that five airports account for more than 90 percent of the risk.
Julia Keenliside, veterinary epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, stated Alberta has conducted testing at high-traffic pig sites since porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) was discovered in January, and the tests have been negative.
Vermont has been certified free from pseudorabies since October 1995, but a feral pig killed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in March has tested positive for pseudorabies virus infection.
The first ring is heightened biosecurity at the country’s borders. While the second ring needs to be located around each farm. Individual farms need to limit access to people from other countries unless they have strict biosecurity protocols.
China has ordered mandatory testing for African swine fever at more than 10,000 slaughterhouses nationwide.