African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever (ASF) can be considered one of the most feared epidemic diseases of pig production, the others being Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD), Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) and Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).
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 impact on affected farms and will be 
a key to clinical recovery and virus elimination, especially on larger farms. Producers need to achieve the highest possible levels of biosecurity, leveraged by good buy-in and compliance from management, their staff and their suppliers.

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