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Covid-19 increased risk of ASF spread in Philippines

The Covid-19 pandemic increased the risk of ASF spread in the Philippines, said Angel Manabat, President of the Philippine College of Swine Practitioners. At...

Research project seeks complete antibody profile against ASF

A research project being conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in the US aims to identify proteins in the ASF virus that are...

South Cotabato declared an ASF red zone

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has declared South Cotabato province an ASF red zone after the virus was confirmed in at least two municipalities...

WOAH lists Canadian lab as new reference facility for ASF

The World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) has recognized the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) National Center for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) in Winnipeg...

Diseases make the round

Already challenged with rising production costs, animal protein producers in Asia are also being burdened by diseases. China has reported a recent FMD outbreak to...

Biosecurity remains the best protection against diseases

Industry experts have said that biosecurity remains the most effective tool in protecting pigs against dangerous diseases like PRRS, PED, and ASF. With many...

Vietnam aims to export ASF vaccines

Vietnam said it can meet demand for the ASF vaccine in local and export markets. “Vietnam is the first country to produce the vaccine...

Vietnam launches ASF vaccine, announces commercialization

Vietnam has officially launched Navet-ASFVac, the ASF vaccine developed by National Veterinary JSC (Navetco). “The vaccine will be a shield for the pig industry and...

ASF detected for the first time in Manipur, India

ASF has spread to Manipur, in northeast India, the first time the virus has been discovered here. It was confirmed on a farm in...

Vietnam announces commercialization of ASF vaccine

Vietnam announced on June 1 that it has approved the commercialization of the ASF vaccine developed by the National Veterinary JSC (Navetco). The vaccine,...

ASF will be around for a long time, said WOAH

Despite efforts to control ASF and the imminent commercialization of a vaccine, the disease will continue to cost pig industries in the region, which...

Mizoram declares ‘state emergency’ on ASF

The Mizoram government in northeast India has declared a ‘state of emergency because of ASF. The disease has thus far killed over 37,000 pigs...

Betagro to expand its pig business in Thailand

Thailand’s Betagro will expand its pig business by increasing the number of GGP, GP, and PS pig farms and building a new slaughterhouse. Trirat...

Green Breeder increases live pig shipments to Singapore

Green Breeder in Sarawak, Malaysia recently increased its shipments of live pigs to Singapore. “Our live pig exports have grown to about 2700 heads/week...

New ASF diagnosis method to save more pigs

Researchers at the Arizona State University (ASU) have developed a new method to rapidly diagnose ASF that they believe could revolutionize the process and...

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