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More outbreaks push up demand for ASF tests

With ASF breaking out strongly again in Vietnam, the demand for ASF testing services is rapidly rising. Although there are no official statistics, there are...

Use of autovaccines present challenges for PED control

Autogenous vaccines (autovaccines) are widely used in Vietnam to control porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), but their use presents challenges. Nguyen Van Minh, a veterinarian and...

Preventing PRRS recurrence with better farm management

While ASF is still a major concern in the industry, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) continues to cause herd losses, reminding pig producers...

Preventing PRRS recurrence with better farm management

While ASF is still a major concern in the industry, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) continues to cause herd losses, reminding pig producers...

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...

Disease, low prices drive Viet pig farmers to bankruptcy

Pig farmers in Vietnam are facing the twin challenges of diseases and low prices. Since October 1, ASF has broken out in 53 out of...

PRRS prevalence in Vietnam explained

Despite the availability of PRRS vaccines, experts say there are several reasons why the virus and the disease continue to plague Vietnam’s pig farms....

Disease still threatens China despite herd recovery

While China’s pig herd has recovered, and although no new ASF cases have been reported, the disease threat continues. However, measures enacted by the government...

ASF still the major challenge to Vietnam’s pig industry

While some recovery has been ongoing, ASF remains the biggest concern of hog farmers in Vietnam. According to the latest USDA report, from January-June 2021,...

Minimizing PRRS impact through better farm management

HA THU and the Asian Agribiz team look at the current PRRS situation in the region, as well as new strains of the disease,...

PRRS pulls down Thailand’s pork production

PRRS has hit swine farms in Thailand, causing a decline in live hog production in the country. Among affected farms, small-scale backyard farms are...

Philippine agri chief calls for unity against ASF

Philippine Agriculture Secretary William Dar has called on all pig industry stakeholders and local government units (LGUs) to work with the Department of Agriculture...

Cambodia curbs pig import on fear of disease transmission

Cambodia's Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) is gradually cutting pig imports from neighboring countries to support local farmers and to prevent the spread of ASF...

Cipta Jaya offers cooked pork products

Indonesia’s Cipta Jaya Farm is offering cooked pork products made from quality, antibiotics and growth promoter free pork, to give more options for consumers. The...

Russia confirms ASF at a Miratorg site

Russia has confirmed an outbreak of ASF at one of Miratorg’s sites, a report by Reuters said.  The cases happened in one of the company’s...

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