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USA Level Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness

African Swine Fever (ASF) awareness, prevention & response efforts at the national levelAfrican Swine Fever (ASF) awareness, prevention & response efforts at the national level Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, details the African Swine Fever (ASF) awareness, prevention, and response efforts at the national (USA) level. Diligence, preparedness, and active monitoring is a must. Dr. Webb reminds that there are key foreign animal disease resources at the Pork.Org web site [video].

Large System Experience With African Swine Fever (ASF)

African Swine Fever (ASF) experiences in a large commercial systemAfrican Swine Fever (ASF) experiences in a large commercial system Dr. Gustavo Lopez, University of Minnesota, provides a first hand look at African Swine Fever (ASF) on a farm operated by Cherkizovo (pronounced "Chair-Kee-Zi-Vo") in Russia. Dr. Lopez outlines the detection process, what they missed, the actions they had to take, and the new biosecurity protocols implemented [video].

Global Threat From African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever – a real and present global threatAfrican Swine Fever – a real and present global threat Dr. Chris Oura (Professor of Veterinary Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) explains what we know about the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, what the associated clinical signs are, and the various paths of transmission. From the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, 2018, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA [video].

How African Swine Fever (ASF) Can Travel In Feed

Risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in feed and mitigation strategiesRisk of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in feed and mitigation strategies Dr. Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services, shares his research on how diseases can be transmitted via feed and under what conditions this might happen [video].

Improving Sow Survivability

Improving Sow SurvivabilityImproving Sow Survivability Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University, presents a look at sow mortality, especially due to prolapses. This is an ongoing research project that has collected raw data from over 100 farms. One of the key observations is that there is significant variation across farms. Follow-on activity includes projects at high & low incidence farms plus designing & employing on farm mitigation studies [video].