African swine fever: What feed manufacturers need to know

African swine fever: What feed manufacturers need to know

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Research has identified animal feed as a potential vector for the deadly pig disease. What can the global feed industry do to deter its spread and ensure feed safety?

The devastating spread of African swine fever (ASF) and its ripple effect on global protein markets solidify that 2019 will, in fact, be remembered as the Year of the Pig. ASF is a highly contagious and deadly virus that infects domestic and wild swine with no vaccine or cure to treat it. It can be transmitted through the bodily fluids, tissues and excrement of infected living or dead pigs, insects and by disease vectors, such as feedstuffs, vehicles, etc.