USDA: It’s an industry-wide effort to prevent ASF in the U.S.

Despite African Swine Fever continuing to spread across Asia and Europe, the United States has remained free of the disease so far. but the USDA warns it will take the entire industry to keep it that way.

Dr. Jack Shere is with the Agency’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and he applauds the efforts by the swine industry to protect animals and the rural communities that support the industry’s half million workers.

He says despite all government safeguards in place, on-farm bio-security is crucial every single day. He asks anyone working with pigs to know the signs and symptoms of African Swine Fever, and if you ever suspect an illness, call your veterinarian immediately.

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