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.
Japan has been fighting with classical swine fever since September 2018, when the virus was discovered in Gifu prefecture.
Since African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in China on August 3, 2018, the disease has spread to several other countries around the world and has sent shockwaves through the pork industry.
If foreign animal disease breaks in the United States, state veterinarians will be first in command.
Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), runs down a possible bad-case scenario and plan of action.
Such a number would mark a huge chunk of the nation’s pig herd, which Rabobank says stood at 360 million animals late last year, and comes as many in the industry say the spread of swine fever there is much worse than authorities have reported.
A pig carcass which washed up on the shore in Kinmen County has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the third such case reported in the county, announced Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF on Wednesday, April 10.
The decision to scrap the World Pork Expo, held by the National Pork Producers Council in Des Moines each June, signals growing fears about the spread of African swine fever in Asia.