There is no doubt if the disease is discovered in a major piglet or pork producing/exporting country such as Denmark, Germany, Spain or the USA, the mortality it causes would be only the beginning of the woes.
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.
The recent appearance of ASF in Belgium and China has made all the alarms bell ring. We have created a special section so all the information about the disease that we have is available to you, gathered in a single space.
While there is still much we do not know about how ASF will spread in the coming months, what is clear is that the scale of potential upside in demand and potential risk of contamination has perhaps never been greater.
One of the indices that is generating much interest is the one referred to the number of weaned piglets per sow lifetime (WSL). This index refers to the total number of piglets that a sow has weaned throughout its productive life.
Thanks for your comment. We have made some changes in the translation for a better understanding. The article speaks about dead sows (dead or humanely destroyed on farm) and sows that are culled-sold to slaughter. Removed sows would include both.
Table 4 provides the production impact of increasing the average parity number of removed sows of Farm A to the level of Farm B.