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Pakistan considers control on GM soy imports

The Pakistan government has raised issue over the import of GM soybean into the country. Oilseed crushers and importers in Pakistan told Asian Agribiz that...

Taiwan tightens control on pork parcels to prevent ASF infection

Taiwan tightened its control on pork imported as parcels to prevent introducing the ASF virus into the country. According to the Central Emergency Operation Center,...

Vaccination good for disease prevention but not silver bullet

Vaccination is a common practice in farms to protect animals from pathogens, which could lead to disease. Yet despite vaccinating, disease outbreaks still happen....

Controlling Omicron will boost Indonesian poultry earnings

If Omicron cases are controlled, analysts believe poultry producers will make good money this year. Farras Farhan, an analyst from Samuel Sekuritas Indonesia explained...

IFC supports Vietnam in ASF control and recovery efforts

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has pledged to provide Vietnam technical support to control ASF and improve pig production capacity in the country. Under an...

Feed biosecurity can minimize disease spread

It is no longer a secret that feeds and feed raw materials can harbor pathogens, thus implementing a good feed biosecurity program is essential...

New ASF outbreak in Northern Mindanao

A new ASF outbreak killed over 200 pigs in Lanao del Norte province, Northern Mindanao. Julesben Maquiling, ASF Unit Chief for the Department of Agriculture’s...

Pig breeders in East Malaysia directed to contain ASF

Pig breeders in Papar, Sabah, East Malaysia need to ramp up their awareness and prevention measures for ASF to curb its spread, said district...

ASF control in China complicated with sporadic outbreaks

China’s hog herd may be recovering, but ASF control remains a complicated task for Chinese authorities. Since January, the country has had 11 outbreaks, including...

Cambodia to produce vaccines to lower disease risks

Cambodia is planning to domestically produce animal vaccines to control livestock diseases. Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon said that China agreed to support Cambodia...

Manokwari raises alert on ASF

The Manokwari regency in Indonesia's West Papua province has urged pig farmers to raise prevention and control measures against ASF as it has caused...

Sabah’s ASF under control according to local expert

The African swine fever (ASF) spread in Sabah, East Malaysia is being handled well. Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Dr Ooi Peck Toung from the Faculty...

Philippine govt to study ivermectin against ASF

Seeking ways to address the ASF scourge that plagues the country’s pig industry, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) plans to study if ivermectin...

OIE provides guide on ASF compartmentalization

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has published a set of guidelines aimed at assisting OIE member countries and pig industry stakeholders in...

Local government cooperation sought in Philippine fight against ASF

The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) is calling on provincial, city, and municipal authorities to assist in implementing its Bantay ASF sa Baranga program...

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