Independent ASF study validates U.S. pork prevention methods


By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield

September 10, 2021


U.S. pork industry officials focused on African swine fever prevention are encouraged by the results of a year-long independent study.


Swine Health Information Center Director Dr. Paul Sundberg says EpiX Analytics was tasked with finding potential risks of introduction for ASF and other foreign animal diseases.


“They didn’t find anything that we weren’t doing (and) it’s a good thing there weren’t any surprises. But it’s also a recognition that there’s still a lot more work to do, and we can always get better.”


He tells Brownfield the third-party evaluation considered eight possible pathways including the legal and illegal import of live animals, international movement of people, and the import of feed and feed ingredients...


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