UMN swine faculty interviewed on African swine fever

Last week, Drs. John Deen and Jerry Torrison were interviewed about African Swine Fever, the virus decimating the Chinese hog industry. They shared why it is a concern for our swine farmers in the Midwest, and how the University of Minnesota is participating in the effort to prepare for it. Watch the full video on … Continue reading “UMN swine faculty interviewed on African swine fever”

African Swine Fever information repository web page

The spread of African Swine Fever in China and in Europe has been raising concerns in the US swine industry. To answer the need of updated and relevant information, we created the webpage: z.umn.edu/AfricanSwineFever. Among other resources you will find recording of the session of the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, a link to … Continue reading “African Swine Fever information repository web page”

African Swine Fever: 2 podcasts available

We are coming back with 2 new podcasts on African Swine Fever today. First podcast on African Swine Fever In this first of a two part episode of At The Meeting Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, we share a conversation on African Swine Fever or ASF. Dr. Montse Torremorell joins Dr. Tom Wetzel and Dr. Gordon Spronk … Continue reading “African Swine Fever: 2 podcasts available”

African Swine Fever (ASF) Reported in Vietnam

This report was published by the Swine Health Information Center on February 19th, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, Swine Disease Global Surveillance group. Although it has not been officially reported to the OIE, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Animal Health Department released a communication confirming that ASF has been … Continue reading “African Swine Fever (ASF) Reported in Vietnam”

African Swine Fever: economics versus pathology

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website. This week, Dr. John Deen compares the consequences of African Swine Fever based on its pathogenicity and its economic impact on the swine industry. Keypoints The disease … Continue reading “African Swine Fever: economics versus pathology”