Wednesday, February 27, Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture (MARD) announced that over the past 14 days African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in 96 households (or farms), across 33 villages, 20 communes, 13 districts of six provinces and cities.
Pig producers, vets, pharmaceutical companies, pig specialists and industry bodies in Scotland are working together to eliminate porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), starting with the Moray coast region.
As African swine fever afflicts the country’s pigs, companies are scrambling to roll out facial and voice recognition and other unproven ways to save them.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry confirmed the presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) at an undisclosed farm on Thursday, February 21.
The United States, Canada and Mexico are coordinating efforts to prevent the arrival of a highly contagious swine disease that has swept through China's hog herd and parts of Europe, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.
The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says movement of African swine fever (ASF) to Vietnam further increases the risk of the infection spreading to North American and other regions of the world.
Pork producers must develop and follow biosecurity plans that consider all disease pathways.
This is the first time a product sample from outside China has tested positive for African swine fever, the Council of Agriculture revealed Friday. February 15.
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a contagious, rapidly spreading, transboundary animal disease and a major threat to pork production globally. Although plant-based feed has been identified as a potential route for virus introduction onto swine farms, little is known about the risks for ASFV transmission in feed.
Pork sausage fragments originating from China's Shandong Province and tossed out at an airport in Taiwan tested positive for African swine fever, a Taiwanese official said.