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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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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Use of test and removal strategy to contain an ASFV outbreak in a farm

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.

Today, Dr. Yao and collaborators from PIC, New Hope Liuhe, and University of Cambridge describe the implementation of a test and removal strategy on an African Swine Fever virus (ASFV) infected farm, highlighting the importance of early detection and rapid responses to contain the virus in a population.

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