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Stop African Swine Fever
As a veterinarian, you’re essential to helping pig farmers keep their herd healthy and defend against diseases like the highly contagious African swine fever. Because this viral pig disease has never been detected in the United States, it can be easy to become complacent. Getting all types of pig owners to know the upfront actions to take–and disease signs–is critical to protecting the herd and the U.S. food supply.

Your Role in Securing Our Swine

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Alert pig owners to the direct and indirect transmission sources of African swine fever.

Train producers and swine health monitors on each site to recognize clinical signs of the virus.

Work with the biosecurity manager on production locations to write or update a site-specific biosecurity plan.

Assist pig producers in identifying their biggest vulnerabilities within a site.

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