Swine

January 31, 2019
Over the last 10,000 years or so, pigs and humans have developed a close relationship. Ever since pigs were first domesticated, swine production has played a key role in sustaining human populations.
Continue reading: "We didn’t start the fire"
January 31, 2019
Cases of African Swine Fever have been reported throughout Africa, Europe, Russia, and China. Quick to respond, CAHFS created a multimedia toolkit called ASFWatch to educate producers about ASF and what they can do to prevent it from entering the United States.
Continue reading: Combating African swine fever
January 31, 2019
In partnership with the Swine Health Information Center and the U of M Swine Group, CAHFS has taken a novel approach to strengthening the United States market against global swine diseases.
January 31, 2019
CAHFS has long-standing partnerships with the nation’s leading pork organizations, which each play a crucial role in ensuring global swine health and combating the industry's biggest threats.
Continue reading: Protecting swine health
January 8, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced additional late season hunts due to the discovery of CWD in a wild deer in Houston County. Hunters will be required to bring in all carcasses to deer check stations for testing of the disease. The hunt includes areas around where the wild deer was caught this year as well as around a farmed cervid facility only nine miles away in Winona County that had deer test positive in 2017.
September 14, 2018
ASFWatch from the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety features a series of resources related to recent ASF outbreaks, including video and audio podcasts, timelines, maps, fact sheets, infographics, and other timely information.
September 13, 2018
Although it has not been officially reported to the OIE yet, preliminary reports indicate that ASF has been confirmed in two wild boars near the southern village of Étalle, in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium.
August 23, 2018
Another outbreak of ASF occurred August 19th in Haizhou District of the city of Lianyungang, in the Jiangsu Province. This marks the third reported outbreak of ASF in China.
August 16, 2018
Following nearly two weeks of containment efforts, disinfection, and active surveillance with no new cases, Chinese officials identified a second case of ASF on Thursday.
August 16, 2018
There is now a second case of African swine fever (ASF) in China. It was found in a slaughterhouse where 30 pigs died of ASF. The slaughterhouse is located in the city of Zhengzhou in the Henan province.

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