An animal genetics company has developed gene-edited pigs that resist Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) , and is investigating ways to stamp out African swine fever.
Putting multiple biosecurity procedures in place, is the best thing producers can do to keep disease out.
The goal of the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan is to support business continuity for pork premises that are affected by movement controls, but not infected with African swine fever. The SPS plan also includes protocols for foot and mouth disease (FMD) and classical swine fever.
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.