Russian pig production grows – a podcast

Podcasts are a perfect way to get caught up with new swine information! We are presenting you the latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

Economic sanctions have sparked expansion of Russian pork production to the point where export to China is likely. The At the Meeting team learns about Russia’s swine industry with Brad Heron, director of pork operations for Cherkizovo, one of Russia’s leading protein production companies.

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Getting Organized For African Swine Fever: A podcast

Podcasts are a perfect way to get caught up with new swine information! We are presenting you the latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

Planning and preparing for African swine fever’s arrival in the United States can feel overwhelming. To sort through it all and avoid fatigue, the National Pork Producers Council and National Pork Board have formed a working group charged with coordinating the work. The At the Meeting team learns what producers can expect when they talk with Dr. Jeremy Pittman, veterinarian with Smithfield Hog Production.

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Mitigating the risk of African Swine Fever virus entry into boar studs in the USA

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 the Secure Food Systems Team at the University of Minnesota shares information on a proactive risk assessment regarding the introduction of ASF via boar studs. To learn more about risk assessment regarding ASF introduction via feed, read our Science Page from last week.

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Rethinking the uncertainty of African swine fever virus contamination in feed ingredients and risk of introduction into the United States

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.

The University of Minnesota shares their quantitative risk assessment framework to estimate the risk of African swine fever virus from imported contaminated feed ingredients, including soybeans and corn.

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Report on the First African Swine Fever Case found in Greece in 2020

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 presenting a report by Bellou et al., from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece on the first case of African Swine Fever discovered back in 2020.

Main Points 

  • In February 2020 the first African Swine Fever (ASF) case in Greece was diagnosed in a backyard swine farm.
  • Clinical symptoms were vague and necropsy findings could be attributed to other conditions, including ASF.
  • In areas neighboring high ASF-risk areas, ASF should always be included on the differential diagnosis, even in cases with mild symptoms, due to the high mortality rate and acute spread that ASF poses.
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