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Stop African Swine Fever
African Swine Fever is a deadly pig disease that spreads rapidly and affects domestic and wild swine. While not a threat to human health, the virus could devastate America’s swine, pork industry, and food supply. Whatever pigs mean to you—your livelihood or a pet—we’re all in it together. Protect our swine and keep the disease out of the United States.
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Stay Safe: Step Up Your Biosecurity

The disease control measures you take are critical to prevent African swine fever from developing or spreading among your herd. Review or enhance your biosecurity efforts to protect your pigs and livelihood. Select our biosecurity guide that best suits your role for the latest prevention and control tips:


The Threat African Swine Fever Poses


If African Swine Fever entered the U.S., the results would economically devastate pork producers, pig farmers and anyone whose livelihood involves pigs. This would include:

  • A halt in U.S. pork and pork product exports

  • A drop in hog prices of up to 50 percent

  • Widespread disruptions in pork production

  • Job loss

  • A culling of the herd

  • An immediate stop movement of live swine and semen throughout the country for at least 72 hours, and more


Stay Vigilant: Know the Signs

To protect our pigs from African swine fever, you must be alert to the signs of this deadly virus:

Pig Icon - High Fever

High Fever

Pig Icon - Decreased appetite and weakness

Decreased appetite and weakness

Pig Icon - Red, blotchy skin, or skin lesions

Red, blotchy skin, or skin lesions

Pig icon - Diarrhea and vomiting

Diarrhea and vomiting

Pig Icon - Coughing and difficulty breathing

Coughing and difficulty breathing

Pig Icon - Abortions or sudden death

Abortions or sudden death


Report any Signs

Immediately report animals with any signs to state or federal animal health officials or call USDA for appropriate testing and investigation.

Call USDA at 1-866-536-7593

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