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U.S. Continues to take steps to keep African swine fever out

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Source: AgDay TV/Farm Journal’s Pork, 21 July 2021, photo credit: Foodtank

The U.S. is continuing to take steps to keep African swine fever out of the country. USDA recently announced that it has approved blood swabs and spots as official African swine fever (ASF) testing tissues.

“Experts say they are important additions to other samples that have been previously approved,” reports AgDay TV’s Clinton Griffiths. 

Paul Sundberg, executive director of the Swine Health Information Center, says more work needs to be done to fully integrate these new samples into the active surveillance program, as well as the ASF Red Book.
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