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African Swine Fever (ASF)

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic disease of pigs, and ASF outbreaks have been recently reported in China. Although ASF has NOT been detected in domestic or wild swine in the United States, it is important to remember that strict biosecurity measures help prevent the introduction and spread of viruses in livestock.

ASF is characterized by high fever, loss of appetite, hemorrhages in the skin and internal organs, and death in 2-10 days on average.

African Swine Fever Information (USDA)

Emerging Risk to Animal Health Notice (USDA)


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NDA Update

African Swine Fever with Dr. Dennis Hughes
To air: September 3, 2018 to September 9, 2018 (TRT: 3:41)

African Swine Fever has hit China, and is causing concern among American pig farmers. Dr. Dennis Hughes joins us on this week's NDA Update to tell us more about the disease and what pig owners can do to prevent it from entering their herd.

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Biosecurity
Information for owners to reduce the chances of an infectious disease being carried into a farm by people, animals, equipment, or vehicles.