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The emergence of African swine fever in wild boars in Belgium has made the alarm bells ring. It is essential to maximise all the precautionary measures.
Enric Marco comments on the practical implications of a recent article investigating the transmission of ASF through ingestion of flies.
A new high-tech solution to the problem of tail biting in pigs has been devised by Scottish scientists and could become an alternative to the controversial last-resort practice of tail docking.
Animal diseases, such as avian influenza or African swine fever, know no borders and can continually affect new areas. Reducing the risk is possible through the implementation of procedures designed to avoid the introduction and spread of pathogens in animal populations.
What is the preferred exposure method?, and the best status of the incoming gilts?, should they be raised on-farm or purchased?, … Veterinary practitioners from Germany, North America, China, and Spain share their opinions.