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. Gil Patterson, Chief Medical Officer at VetNOW shares a summary of his publication in Transboundary and emerging Diseases, focusing on swine feed ingredients and pork products imported from countries affected by African Swine Fever.
Continue reading “Analyzing Swine Feed Ingredients and Pork Products from ASF Affected Countries”
- Feed and feed ingredients can act as an introduction pathway for African swine fever into the US that needs to be considered
- Analysis focusing on high-risk products from ASF positive countries can help identify entry pathways into the US and assess risk
- The ability to focus in on different products, entry pathways, and country of origin provides flexibility to address a range of questions
This week, the MSHMP team in association with SHIC is a mirror of a previous report about the import of breeding stock and focuses on the export of these animals.
Continue reading “Frequency and destination of live exports of breeding-stock pigs from the United States”
This week, we are sharing a report from the MSHMP team in collaboration with the Swine Health Information Center regarding the origin of the pigs that are imported for breeding purposes.
Continue reading “Frequency and origin of live imports of breeding-stock pigs to the United States”
- International live pig transport is a possible route for
disease entry into the U.S.
- The first step in assessing this risk is to categorize
and analyze breeding stock import data
- Small numbers
of imported breeding
pigs have come from a variety of countries, but the majority
come from Canada