NPPC’s Wagstrom: ASF vaccine shows great promise, but hurdles remain


By Ken Anderson, Brownfield 

February 12, 2020


NPPC chief veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom spoke at the Nebraska Pork Producers Association’s annual meeting in Lincoln.


The chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council says they’re optimistic about development of a new African swine fever vaccine.


Dr. Liz Wagstrom says the vaccine developed by USDA researchers shows great promise. But she says there are still several hurdles to be cleared before it becomes commercially available.


“One is to find and identify a commercial partner that could take that vaccine and adapt it, so it can be grown in a commercial facility to a high enough concentration that can make a vaccine,” Wagstrom says.


Additional testing to prove efficacy would...


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