African swine fever research collaborations begin in Vietnam

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Source: Jennifer Shike, Farm Journal’s Pork, 15 June 2020, photo credit: Matej Kastelic/Dreamstime/Financial Times

A $1.7-million USDA Foreign Agricultural Service grant awarded last fall to the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), with active support from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), is funding African swine fever (ASF) research that will benefit both U.S. and Vietnamese pork producers. 

The grant’s overall goals include sharing veterinary knowledge and ways to prevent ASF from further spreading, while also helping to build veterinary capacity as well as strategic partnerships, and increasing trade of US pork to the region, SHIC reports. 
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