Can pig feed ingredients transmit the ASF virus?

Can pig feed ingredients transmit the ASF virus?

Growing pigs may be infected by heavily contaminated dry feed as they eat several meals a day. (Brett Critchley | Dreamstime.com)

Animal feed can carry viruses, so prevention and biosecurity are key to keep African swine fever out of places where it has not been detected.

The battle against the African swine fever (ASF) virus continues since its last encounter in Georgia during 2018. It remained a local problem, destroying pig production in countries around Russia, where it quickly spread, until it jumped into East Asia and finally Western Europe. There is no successful cure or vaccine for this viral disease, and a nutritionist, like me, has very little to say about it. But, this is changing fast as we will discuss here.

Read the full article at: September/October 2022 Feed Strategy