Researchers created video games (digital field experiments), which puts players into swine operations and requires them to make decisions.
Animal feed ingredients might be pathways for introducing African swine fever virus into the US, but there is uncertainty because of the lack of data on transmission from these sources
The research seeks to track how swine viruses spread between pig farms, and to identify which farms are at the greatest risk of a new outbreak.
Knowledge about proper filtration continues to grow as viruses continue to challenge the swine industry.
Since August, African swine fever has wiped out pork production across China, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, without signs of stopping.
The African swine fever epidemic in China poses a threat to the supply of the anticoagulant heparin which is made from pig intestines, and nearly 80 percent of those pig intestines come from China.
The US Grains Council (USGC) has strengthened biosecurity safeguards for overseas travelers and USGC trade teams in response to outbreaks of African swine fever.
Four cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in 2019 have been found on farrow-to-finish operations in Alberta, Canada.
As African swine fever spreads in Asia and Europe, swine veterinarians across North America are trying to find any remaining flaws in their biosecurity procedures.
China has the largest pig population in the world, and is likely to lose 130 million animals as African swine fever ravages the country’s farms.