The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is asking courier companies to stop accepting orders to deliver meat products from African Swine Fever (ASF)-affected countries.
Southeast Asia is battling to contain the spread of African swine fever, which has so far led to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam.
Experts have said it may take years to contain African swine fever due to the differing biosecurity standards on commercial pig farms and backyard smallholdings across Asia.
Researchers published a longitudinal study assessing the infection dynamics of Porcine Circovirus 3 (PCV3) in healthy commercial farms in Spain.
Free trade agreements, regionalization, international passenger travel and the constant evolution of infectious agents are among the factors affecting foreign animal disease prevention, control, management and recovery in the swine industry.
Manitoba Pork says as of Wednesday, May 22, there have been 10 cases of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) confirmed in 2019, all in the southeast region of the Canadian province.
Diseases that are endemic are more difficult to stamp out by quarantining and culling livestock.
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.