Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Origin of ASF outbreak in Sweden still a mystery
Experts are still trying to determine the origin of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in Sweden, a minor pork exporter that holds only 1% of the swine herd in the European Union.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Bacolod, Philiipines, provides financial aid to ASF-affected hog producers
The government of Bacolod, a city on the northwest coast of Negros Island, the Philippines, has started to release financial assistance to hog producers affected by the African swine fever (ASF), which has almost wiped out the backyard swin ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Tamil Nadu, India, on alert for ASF
Tamil Nadu, India, is on high alert following suspected cases of African swine fever (ASF), which spreads through wild pigs, along the border with neighbouring Karnataka and Kerala.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
UK perceived to be in need of stronger border control as ASF struck Sweden
The United Kingdom is under pressure to raise the threat level of African swine fever (ASF) from medium to high after Sweden reported its first case.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Study reveals utility of using behavioral sensors to detect ASF-strickened wild boars
Findings published by scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Germany showed that lightweight sensors can detect sickness behavior in wild boar — raising the possibility of a minimally invasive tool to assist in ...
Monday, September 18, 2023
BASF offers Product Carbon Footprints for ingredients portfolio in human and animal nutrition markets
BASF has calculated the Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for vitamins, carotenoids, beverage processing polymers, feed enzymes and feed performance ingredients for the human and animal nutrition markets, the company recently announced.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
FAO holds meeting in Guatemala to improve communication of ASF prevention
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently held a meeting in Guatemala to strengthen communication strategies to prevent and contain African swine fever (ASF).
Monday, September 11, 2023
Japan temporarily stops import of Swedish pigs, pork over ASF concerns
Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has temporarily suspend the import of live pigs and pork from Sweden to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Japan.
Monday, September 4, 2023
Lombardy, Italy, raises alarm as ASF hits more pig farms
Italy's Lombardy region is intensifying its alert level as more domestic pig farms tested positive for African swine fever (ASF).
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Chinese pig producers hit by post-ASF epidemic realities
With small and medium-scale farms shuttered by African swine fever, China's pig farming becomes increasingly consolidated.
Monday, August 28, 2023
BASF launches new xarvio Agro Experts programme in Brazil to increase use of digital farming tech
BASF has launched a programme in Brazil that links independent, agronomic consultancies with farmers through its advanced xarvio FIELD MANAGER crop optimisation platform.
Monday, August 28, 2023
ASF surveillance beefed up at border of Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada district, India
Surveillance of African swine fever (ASF) has been strengthened in India, this time at the border of Karnataka in Dakshina Kannada district, as a measure to check the spread of the disease from neighbouring Kerala.
Friday, August 25, 2023
ASF spreads to 49 countries, causing 1.5 million animal losses, WOAH report reveals
African swine fever (ASF), a highly contagious animal disease with a 100% mortality rate in domestic swine and wild boars, has rapidly spread to 49 countries since January 2021, according to a report released by the World Organisation for A ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Philippines promising importer of ASF vaccines from Vietnam
Vietnam's African swine fever (ASF) vaccines have found an eager market in the Philippines, with the import of 300,000 doses of AVAC ASF LIVE vaccine by AVAC Vietnam Joint Stock Company through the Philippines' KPP Powers Commodites Inc com ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Roslin: Pig gene critical for ASF infection
Scientists have pinpointed a gene in the DNA of pigs that is needed by a deadly virus to cause infection, the Roslin Institute said.

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