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Understanding feed flow, biosecurity critical in ASF battle

Apr 01, 2019

Video: Understanding feed flow, biosecurity critical in ASF battle


The US pork industry is nervous about African swine fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases entering the country — and for good reason. No vaccine exists for ASF. Researchers are also concerned that ASF, like porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, could slip into the US with certain types of imported feed ingredients.
Jordan Gebhardt, who is working on his DVM degree and a PhD in swine nutrition and feed safety at Kansas State University, spoke with Pig Health Today about the role of feed-mill biosecurity as it relates to foreign animal diseases.