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AVMA Provides ASF Resources

AASV is thankful that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is helping reach our veterinary colleagues in mixed animal, companion, and other types of practices. All swine species, including pet pigs, are susceptible to African swine fever, and all veterinarians have a role to play in biosecurity and prevention. We are happy to help our colleagues have answers about ASF ready for their clients. Remember, ASF does not affect humans or animals other than pigs, but other animals and humans can spread the virus.

African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in seven of the top 10 pork-producing countries, and U.S. pork producers, veterinarians, and government officials are working hard to keep it out of the United States and ready a response if it's detected here. The AVMA is part of that effort, and we have a new website resource to help. [Source: AVMA]

The new African swine fever page on avma.org:

  • Helps veterinary team members communicate with clients about African swine fever
  • Provides reporting information and prevention guidelines
  • Outlines biosecurity measures related to travel and animal importation
  • Outlines the roles of companion and mixed-animal veterinarians in preventing the spread of the disease