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Feed, biosecurity breaches likely vectors for animal viruses

If African swine fever virus makes it into the US, people and feed ingredients are likely to spread it
African swine fever (ASF) virus could enter and be transmitted in the U.S. through animal feed and feed ingredients, but that is only one of the many potential vehicles for viral transmission, according to Cassandra Jones, undergraduate research coordinator in the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University.
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Maple Leaf Foods: ASF has far-reaching effects

Since Canadian company purchases much of its pork supply, it is considering price hikes, but it is also stepping up biosecurity to protect its live operations
Canadian meat, poultry and alternative protein company Maple Leaf Foods has its eyes on the global African swine fever (ASF) situation, and is adjusting its operations accordingly.
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USDA confirms 5 new cases of virulent Newcastle disease

During the week of April 12-18, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed five additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, California. 
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