African Swine Fever (ASF)

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map of ASF in ChinaAfrican swine fever virus (ASF) is a serious, highly contagious, viral disease. Recently, several cases of ASF have been confirmed in numerous Chinese provinces. U.S. swine industry organizations are working continuously on prevention and response to help keep ASF out of U.S. pig farms. ASF cannot be transmitted to humans, so it is not a public health or food safety concern. However, it can spread rapidly in pig populations by direct or indirect contact, and there is currently no vaccine or treatment. That’s why it is essential for the U.S. swine industry to be well informed and well prepared should an ASF outbreak ever reach the United States. This page provides a wealth of ASF resources.

FYI

ASF fact sheet - Secure Pork Supply

ASF resources - Center for Food Security and Public Health (ISU)

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  • While feed and ingredients are not the most likely sources of introduction and transmission, they are a documented vector for disease such as ASF. This FAQ fact sheet has information on ingredients, transmission, feed analysis and possible mitigation.

National Pork Board

Secure Pork Supply

  • Biosecurity resources for producers
    • Implementing enhanced biosecurity plans will help prevent exposing animals to ASF, and other FAD. The resources on this page can help you assess and enhance your biosecurity plan.
  • Foreign animal disease (FAD) information
    • Information on African swine fever (ASF), classical swine fever (CSF) and foot and mouth disease (FMD)
  • Planning materials
    • The SPS plan for continuity of business if ASF, CSF or FMD is found in U.S. livestock.

Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)

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Videos from 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

World Health Organization (OIE) overview of ASF and available diagnostic tests

 

 

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Russ EukenChris Rademacher, DVM

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cjrdvm@iastate.edu