Podcast: Dr. Liz Wagstrom: How to keep African Swine Fever out of the United States

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Have you ever considered what actions would need to be taken if ASF found its way into the US swine population? This virus continues to be a looming threat to the country as it would bring enormous economical losses along with it. Today we discuss what measures are necessary to prevent the entry of ASF into the country, and what plans are in place if the virus does manage to find itsโ€™ way into our herd.

“๐˜š๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต-๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด.” – ๐——๐—ฟ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜‡ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:
1. ASF transmission to the Dominican Republic
2. Changes in the U.S.
3. Surveillance in the U.S.
4. How to work internally to protect ourselves
5. Tabletop exercises
6. Key points

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Liz Wagstrom works as chief veterinarian at the National Pork Producers Council, which is a Membership Organization founded in 1986. The goal of the NPPC is to fight for reasonable legislation, increase market opportunities, and protect Americaโ€™s pork producers. In her capacity as chief veterinarian, Dr. Wagstrom works on domestic and international animal health and welfare matters and on farm production, public health and food-safety issues. Liz received her DVM from Iowa State University and is currently based in Urbandale, Iowa.