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ASF outbreaks confirmed in Laos, Russia’s Far East

Disease seems to be spreading among domestic pigs in Laos
Official reports from Laos on the African swine fever (ASF) situation point to a significant spread of the disease among the country’s domestic pigs, while there have also been new cases in the Far Eastern Federal District in Russia, and Yunnan province in China.
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African swine fever

EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF

To manage biosecurity across borders requires every stakeholder and the entire supply chain to take responsibility for their role in risk mitigation.
Biosecurity is top of mind for European feed manufacturers and farmers as African Swine Fever (ASF) concerns continue to take their grip, but a coordinated response is well underway and innovation in preventative nutrition and vaccines in the pipeline.
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China pig losses ‘critical,’ disruption to intensify

Rabobank report says the rest of the world’s protein producers cannot fill the gap caused by African swine fever
In its latest update on the global African swine fever (ASF) situation, Rabobank said hog losses in China have reached critical levels, the rest of the world’s producers cannot make up the difference, and disruption will intensify as the disease continues to spread.
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Veterinarian: ASF virus likely in US, but not its pigs

African swine fever survives well in animal feed and during oceanic travel, making the risk of its spread greater, says Pipestone Veterinary Services’ Scott Dee
There may be no confirmed cases of African swine fever (ASF) in the United States pig herd, but that doesn’t mean the virus isn’t already present in the United States.
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The hysteria of Listeria in meat

The recent outbreak of listeriosis in Spain highlights the importance of food safety, the use of food preservatives and consumers' trust.
Benjamín Ruiz analyzes the recent outbreak of listeriosis in Spain and its impact on animal protein production and consumers' trust.
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