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EU countries continue to report new cases of ASF

China sees decline in number of African swine fever cases
Chinese sources report no new cases of African swine fever (ASF) during the past week, but the disease has been officially recorded in the wild boar populations in Belgium, Poland and Romania, and domestic pigs in Ukraine.
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Time to revisit calcium levels in pig feed

We use calcium specifications from decades-old research, so we need to make sure those numbers are still valid.
Despite its abundance and low price, calcium cannot be used without caution and, as it happens, this is the case as it is invariably being used as a common carrier for many products.
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New African swine fever cases reported in Mongolia, Europe

Several countries report new outbreaks
New outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been officially reported to the global monitoring agency in domestic pigs in Mongolia, Romania and Ukraine, while the causative virus has also been detected recently in the wild boar populations of Belgium, Latvia, Poland and Romania.
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African swine fever virus detection in pork sparks concern

Disease detected for the first time in Mongolia
While two countries have announced that the African swine fever (ASF) virus has been detected in illegally imported pork products, new outbreaks of the disease continue to be reported in domestic pigs in China and Romania, as well as for the first time in Mongolia.
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