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 its’ way into our herd.
“𝘚𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘵-𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘴.” – 𝗗𝗿. 𝗟𝗶𝘇 𝗪𝗮𝗴𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗺
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:
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
𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: 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 America’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.