The Swine Health Information Center’s Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report Special Announcement released on February 19, 2019, includes information on the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in Vietnam.
As African swine fever (ASF) raced across China and into western Europe in 2018, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) collaborated with several industry partners to monitor and react. With studies pointing to feed ingredients as a potential vehicle for transmission of the virus, SHIC encouraged the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) as they developed biosecurity guidelines which they have now updated.
In the mid-January 2019 Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report from the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), we learn African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China, including the first outbreaks in Gansu and Ningxia provinces.
Proactive mitigation of high-risk pathogens in feed with feed additives could be a way for us to protect North American herds from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), as well as foreign animal disease.
The Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC’s) efforts relating to monitoring, analysis, preparedness, and response to emerging diseases, domestic and foreign, are more essential than ever. The organization’s key priorities remain protecting and enhancing the health of the US swine herd.