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African Swine Fever Round Table

Provided by Pig Health Today | November 2018   The rapid spread of African swine fever (ASF) throughout China and other regions of the world has raised concerns the disease will ultimately make its way to the US — a development that could cripple the nation’s pork industry if it doesn’t adequately prepare. That was the ominous warning of three US swine veterinarians who came together for a roundtable discussion on ASF following their recent trip to China. The informative session was organized by the

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Antimicrobial Stewardship

Provided by Aaron Lower, DVM | September 2018   FDA CVM published this month their 5 year plan to support antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings.  I summarized the 5 most relevant to our businesses below.  It is of interest to see where we are going with regard to antimicrobial usage.  Develop duration of use on all antimicrobial – 40% don’t have one Move injectable medically important antibiotics to Rx – 5% of total antimicrobial usage Move from educational to compliance inspections of the VFD process. 

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African Swine Fever in Feed Information

Provided by Aaron Lower, DVM | September 2018   ASF biosecurity: The “Frequently asked questions about ASFV and CSFV in feed” is a good summary document to read regarding making decisions about your feed ingredients and mill.  The general consensus seems to be ~60 days from production if stored at room temperature should be relatively safe.  It depends on a lot of factors so the range you may hear is 30-100 days.  Work with your suppliers on identifying ingredients that come from eastern Europe and

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African Swine Fever Progress in China

Provided by Aaron Lower, DVM | September 2018   This is a summary report from China on the current situation of African Swine Fever.  They are reporting approximately 15 outbreaks to date.   To download a copy of the report, please click here.

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African Swine Fever Webinar

Presented by Attila Farkas, DVM | August 2018   In an effort to continue to keep you informed of the ever changing dynamics of pig production, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd hosted a webinar on African Swine Fever on Friday, August 31 from 6:30 – 7 a.m. CST. This webinar provided you with important updates and pertinent information on African Swine Fever.   To download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

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