The response to a foreign animal disease usually involves the establishment of disease control areas within which there will be movement restrictions put in place in an attempt to stop disease spread between farms. Allowing movement from a disease control area of pigs with no evidence of infection can be done without spreading disease if science-based risk mitigation measures are put in place.
Pigs were diagnosed with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) at the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City, OK, on March 20. Several pigs have become ill and show veterinarians assume most pigs that were at the show or are there now have been exposed.
Farmers and other industry insiders told Reuters that China’s African swine fever epidemic is far more extensive than official reports suggest, making the disease harder to contain, potentially causing pork shortages and increasing the likelihood that it will spread beyond China’s borders.
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.