Producing well with a low antimicrobial usage: Is it possible in high pig-density areas? And, what is the role of the age at weaning?
The farmer contacted the veterinary surgeon concerning an increase of respiratory distress and mortality in the finishing pigs during the previous 3 days.
Fernando Rodríguez, the director of CReSA, explains at what stage is the development of the vaccine against ASF.
This clinical case describes how, after discovering large numbers of dead and dying pigs in the sheds over a 4-day period, an expert team of veterinarians diagnosed African Swine Fever.
10 recomendations to face African Swine Fever (ASF).
Identification on wild boar -habitat epidemiologic cycle in african swine fever epizootic. Chenais et al. Emerg. infect Dis. 2018.
They mention that in the baltic area the prevalence in wild boar found dead was about 85%...but looking at the animals coming from hunting was only 0.5%-3% as this is in principle a healthy population and ASF has a high mortality rate.
For sure our colleagues working on wildlife will be really valuable to interpret the data so the true prevalence is not under or overestimated.
Enric Marco comments on the practical implications of a recent article investigating the transmission of ASF through ingestion of flies.