Free webinars shine light on African swine fever

Published on September 09, 2021
Personnel in protective clothing holding a pig

African swine fever (ASF) is highly contagious and has come dangerously close to U.S. territory. It can wipe out entire herds, and U.S. veterinarians know how devastating it could be if it reaches this country.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting a series of free webinars every day next week to mark African Swine Fever Action Week. Topics include the global spread of ASF, biosecurity measures you can implement to protect herds in the United States, what an outbreak might look like, and more.

Here's the full webinar schedule:

  • ASF: Where it exists and what’s at stake – September 13
  • Steps APHIS is taking to prevent and prepare for ASF – September 14
  • ASF and the benefits of biosecurity – September 15
  • What to expect in an ASF outbreak – September 16
  • ASF and the feral swine factor – September 17

Register for one or all of the webinars on the APHIS website.

About African swine fever

ASF is a severe viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. It’s usually fatal, and no treatment or vaccine is available. Prevention is key to keeping pigs safe, and all veterinary professionals – across every type of practice – can play a role in keeping ASF out of the United States.


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