African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever (ASF) can be considered one of the most feared epidemic diseases of global pig production.

ASF is extremely dangerous due to its highly contagious characteristics, ability to be easily spread via a variety of vectors, high morbidity and mortality rates, and extreme resilience to withstand high and low temperatures. Add to this the fact that there is currently no effective treatment or vaccine available, and it is easy to understand why pig producers fear this disease.

Biosecurity is the only real way of stopping its spread. It will reduce the impacton affected farms and will be a key to clinical recovery and virus elimination.

LANXESS Virkon™ S broad spectrum disinfectant is independently proveneffective to kill the ASF virus in just 5 minutes at 1:500 dilution (Centre for Animal Health Research (CISA) in Madrid, Spain, May 2019) and offers swine producers a comprehensive biosecurity solution all in one pack for surfaces, equipment, water, air and vehicle disinfection.

You can find further information concerning prevention and control in the PDF download document.