Summary: Experimental Infection of Domestic Pigs with an African Swine Fever Virus Field Strain Isolated in 2021 from the Dominican Republic

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.

In today’s Science Page researchers at the USDA share the findings of a project assessing the virulence of an African Swine Fever virus strain isolated in the Dominican Republic in 2021. Thank you to reseachers Ramirez-Medina, O’Donnell, Silva, Espinoza, Velazquez-Salinas, Moran, Daite, Barrette, Faburay, Holland, Gladue, and Borca who worked on these experiments.

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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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Efficacy of “Tooth Extraction” for ASFV elimination and relevance of point of care testing for ASFV to the field

In this week’s Science Page we take a look at research into the efficacy of the “Tooth Extraction” protocol done by researchers Christa Goodell et al. to eliminate ASF.

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Summary: Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes for Screening Dead Pigs for 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.

Researchers from many different countries and institutions came together to bring us this week’s Science Friday article on African Swine Fever. Goonewardene, Onyilagha, Goolia, Phan Le, Blome, and Ambagala share information on Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes (SILNs) sampling for screening for ASF.

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ASF returns to the Caribbean: 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.

African Swine Fever (ASF) returns to the Caribbean is the focus of this episode. After nearly 50 years, African Swine Fever (ASF) has returned to threaten the Caribbean swine population, including Puerto Rico. What are the risks for producers?

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