How to prevent African Swine Fever
At MS Schippers we have years of experience in dealing with (African) Swine Fever. Based in the Netherlands, we had our fair share in the nineties and have been learning ever since. Because of that, we believe that prevention is the best medicine in combatting this disease.
Go above and beyond to keep the infection outside and if, by any chance, you find an infected animal, make 100% sure it doesn’t spread around your facilities.
15 Golden Rules of Biosecurity
We developed a 15-step approach in preventing Afrian Swine Fever. It is a combination of specialized products, general hygiene measures and decent Animal Health Management, the foundation of your farm.
Hence, you can download our 15-Golden Rules poster below. Don’t forget to check the grocery list.
Grocery list to prevent African Swine Fever
About African Swine Fever
(Source: The Pig Site)
African swine fever (ASF) resembles classical swine fever (CSF) (hog cholera) so closely that laboratory tests are required to differentiate them. The clinical signs and post-mortem lesions of the two diseases are almost indistinguishable. ASF is caused by a unique virus which is distinct from that of CSF and which infects only domestic and wild pigs and a variety of soft bodied ticks. The virus is endemic in Africa south of the equator, in warthogs and bush pigs, but the infection in them produces no clinical disease. It circulates between warthogs and the soft bodied ticks which inhabit their burrows. The ticks transmit it through all stages of their life cycle and perpetuate it. It is also endemic in the domestic pigs of some African countries.