Do we clearly understand which are the most effective biosecurity measurements to prevent the transmission of ASF between farms when infection pressure increases? What are the major worries of those producers and veterinarians dealing with outbreaks of the disease over short distances?
Which tests should be performed considering their limitations, and what management practices to use to increase security.
Exposure methods: natural, intranasal, intra-tracheal, aerosol or vaccination.
What is the disease transmission risk that comes with importing raw materials? Many feed ingredients are produced in China.
Are we ready to step forward? And declare a suspicion? Do we know how to proceed? What are protocols that will be put in place and how quickly will they happen?
The high genetic diversity of the virus is not only complicating laboratory tests but also the estimation of the level of protection of pigs against PRRSV.
Is the current categorization of antibiotics definitive? What measures will the authorities take to encourage a better pig health status? Can a veterinarian have any kind of problems if following his diagnosis and his judgment uses a group B antibiotic?
In a world where feed ingredients are marketed globally, do we know the minimum infectious dose to transmit the ASF virus in feed? And in water?
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- 14Nov IPIC offers foreign animal disease preparedness workshops for producers