What if African Swine Fever came to Minnesota?

The Center for Food Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota released a new video on African Swine Fever and what the consequences would be if it ever came to Minnesota. Dr. Marie Culhane from the University of Minnesota and Dr. Beth Thompson, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health … Continue reading “What if African Swine Fever came to Minnesota?”

Science Page: African swine fever experience in a large commercial system in the Russian Federation

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, we are sharing the experience Dr. Gustavo Lopez, a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, had dealing with African Swine Fever … Continue reading “Science Page: African swine fever experience in a large commercial system in the Russian Federation”

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 confirmed in Belgium: a Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report

African Swine Fever (ASF) has been confirmed in Belgium. This report was published by the Swine Health Information Center and prepared by the University of Minnesota. Although it has not been officially reported to the OIE yet, preliminary reports indicate that ASF has been confirmed in two wild boars near the southern village of Étalle, in … Continue reading “African Swine Fever confirmed in Belgium: a Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report”

Science Page: Transmission and survivability of African swine fever virus

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, we are sharing a literature review on ASF virus transmission and survivability created by Carles Vilalta. Other recent posts on African Swine … Continue reading “Science Page: Transmission and survivability of African swine fever virus”

A dedicated session on African Swine Fever at the Leman Conference

Given the recent developments of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, the Leman Conference is planning a special breakout session on Tuesday morning. The session will cover key aspects of the ASF virus as well as the spread of ASFV in Eastern Europe and China, important elements of ASFV transmission, and implications of the recent … Continue reading “A dedicated session on African Swine Fever at the Leman Conference”

Science Page: An overview of African Swine Fever

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, we are sharing a fact sheet regarding African Swine Fever, followed by a map of the current outbreak situation. Keypoints Recent outbreak … Continue reading “Science Page: An overview of African Swine Fever”

African Swine Fever in China: a Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report

This report was published from the Swine Health Information Center and prepared by the University of Minnesota. Thursday, August 16, 2018 There is now a second case of African swine fever (ASF) in China.  It was found in a slaughterhouse where 30 pigs died of ASF. The slaughterhouse is located in the city of Zhengzhou … Continue reading “African Swine Fever in China: a Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report”

Global trends in infectious diseases of swine

Dr. Kim VanderWaal and Dr. John Deen from the University of Minnesota co-authored a new publication available now in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The objectives of this study were to identify priority swine pathogens, characterize temporal and geographic trends in research priorities. 57,471 publications covering … Continue reading “Global trends in infectious diseases of swine”