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WEBINAR: Risk and mitigation of African swine fever in feed

October 27, 2020

Watch on-demand now to learn about recent scientific research on the possible routes for African swine fever (ASF) introduction and transmission on the farm.

Although feed and feed ingredients are a less recognized transmission route for ASF, Dr. Megan Niederwerder, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will present recent research showing how the global distribution of feed ingredients makes this pathway important to consider for transboundary introduction of the virus. Learn about the threat ASF poses to worldwide swine production, and gain an understanding of potential mitigation strategies to prevent its introduction into the US swine herd through feed.



  1. ASF stability in feed ingredients and transmission of ASF through feed
  2. Feed additives as mitigation tools for reducing risk of ASF in feed


Note: This webinar is Part IV of the Five-Part Dr. Clifford’s webinar series on feed as a fomite for pathogens where animal feed manufacturers, poultry and swine nutritionists, and biosecurity and safety professionals learn about new research and proven innovative mitigation strategies to prevent pathogen transmission in the earliest stages of the food supply chain. 


This webinar is proudly sponsored by Anitox and presented by Feed StrategyWATTAgNet, and WATT Global Media.

Speaker Info:

Dr. Megan Niederwerder, DVM, PhD,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

Dr. Niederwerder earned her DVM and practiced as a veterinarian for 3 years prior to obtaining her PhD and starting her career in academia. She directs an internationally recognized research program in viral diseases of swine with focus areas on 1) the gut microbiome and PRRSV and 2) the risk and mitigation of ASFV in feed. Her research has been supported by over $4.2M since 2016, she is the author or co-author of 30 peer-reviewed publications, and she has delivered 46 invited presentations at national and international meetings. Over 300 news articles have been published in 11 different languages highlighting her work on ASFV in feed.


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