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Vietnam said on Tuesday that a vaccine developed at the National University of Agriculture has shown initial success in fighting African swine fever (ASF), but experts are skeptical and say much more research is needed.
Poultry and aquaculture feed production continue to lead the pack, while swine producers struggle with outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) and ruminants — especially beef cattle producers — contend with shifting consumer preferences.
Research has revealed a promising new approach for the development of a vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) for pigs. While no outbreaks of ASF affecting commercial pig herds in any country have been officially reported in the past week, there have been further cases among village herds in Romania and Vietnam, and the disease has spread to Laos.
Although no cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in the country, South Korea has introduced new measures to prevent spread of the disease from North Korea. New outbreaks have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam, as well as among the wild boar population in Europe.