Denmark said it will build a 70 kilometer (43.5 mile) fence on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly African Swine Fever virus and threaten the country’s large pork industry.
The expanding distribution of African swine fever (ASF) is threatening the pig industry worldwide. Most outbreaks occur in backyard and small-scale herds, where poor farmers often attempt to limit the disease's economi
The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China (LINK) was reported on Friday, August 3, reported the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). The virus was reportedly first identified on August 1.
Although China linked feeding kitchen waste to pigs for the majority of the early cases of ASF detected in the world’s largest pork-producing country, the cause of the latest ASF outbreaks is not known at this time.
Fear of African swine fever (ASF) is on the rise in China and beyond. Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with ASF.
The UN's Chief Veterinary Officer says of the African Swine Fever in China, “What we’re seeing so far is just the tip of the iceberg.” An emergency three-day meeting was recently held to address global concerns.
Despite many advancements in the industry’s focus on disease risk mitigation, 28 states still allow some type of garbage feeding to swine, increasing the risk of foreign animal disease (FAD) transmission.