The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) advised Vietnam to declare a rapidly spreading outbreak of African Swine Fever as a national emergency. The virus was first detected in the country a month ago at three farms in two northern provinces and has spread to 17 provinces in northern Vietnam with 239 outbreaks confirmed.
Officials with the provincial agriculture department and Alberta Pork haven’t said where the fourth case of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is located, nor how far it is from the three southern Alberta properties where outbreaks in hogs were also found so far this year.
The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) said it registered two new cases of African swine fever in wild boars, in State Hunting Unit Karakuz,
Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh in Vietnam's northern region have become the latest two Vietnamese localities infected by African swine fever.
Where you can’t have segregation, you must rely on decontamination.
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus spreads much more aggressively in pigs than previous research suggests, according to a new study by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. The study shows that pigs infected with the FMD virus were highly contagious to other pigs just 24 hours after infection—long before showing any clinical signs of infection.
The total count of pigs that have succumbed to African swine fever as well as that had to be culled in Vietnam has risen to 4,238. So far, all virus outbreaks have been reported from ‘villages’ and not from farms.
Alberta, which until January was one of the remaining hog-producing provinces clear of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), is now up to four cases in three months.
News agency reports from China say tech giants Alibaba and JD.com are using facial and voice recognition technology to monitor the health of pigs in their stalls, and to track any coughs or changes in behavior in the animals.
China may divide its hog industry into five zones to stop the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and guarantee pork supplies in the world’s top pork-producing country.