African Swine Fever Resources

This page has been set up as part of EpiX ASF Risk, a project funded via a grant from the USDA-FAS, which aim is to support efforts to mitigate the spread of ASF in Vietnam. This objective will be achieved via epidemiological and risk analyses, short training courses to local collaborators, and workshops to disseminate results and discuss their implications for ASF control efforts.

The project team is working independently, but in close collaboration with Vietnamese stakeholders and with the assistance of the USDA-APHIS team to coordinate activities in Vietnam.

For questions or feedback on this project, please contact us.

 

The following CRWAD conference CRWAD conference presentation provides a good introduction to some of the principles being developed as part of this project

 

Webinar series: optimization of testing strategy for ASF on-farm surveillance

In addition to on-site workshops, a series of webinars were delivered during spring of 2020 to cover concepts and methods relevant to on-farm surveillance and ASF testing strategy. The target audience for these webinars is decision-makers and senior technical staff from commercial pig farms. 

Please email ASFRisk@epixanalytics.comif you are involved in the pig production industry in Vietnam and would like to participate in this program. 

 

Background webinar on African Swine Fever Epidemiology and Control (download pdf)

 

 Webinar #1: Introduction to ASF monitoring and control (March 17, 2020) (download pdf)

 

Webinar #2: Diagnostic tests for ASF and their interpretation (March 31, 2020) (download pdf)

 

Webinar #3: ASF on-farm surveillance: principles and concepts (April 14, 2020) (download pdf)

 

Webinar #4: Optimization of testing strategy for ASF on farm surveillance (April 28, 2020) (download pdf)

 

 

 

Useful ASF links

The following links provide information on ASF and/or biosecurity practices for the pig industry that are relevant for ASF prevention and control.

SPS Plan for Continuity of Business: https://www.securepork.org/https://www.securepork.org/

Australian biosecurity guidelines:

General farm biosecurity: https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/

Pig farm biosecurity:

FarmBiosecurity Australia – Biosecurity toolkit: https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/industry/pigs/https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/industry/pigs/

Animal Health Australia- National Farm Biosecurity Manual for Pork Production: https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Pork-Biosecurity-Manual_update_2021.pdfhttps://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Pork-Biosecurity-Manual_update_2021.pdf

Biosecurity and emergency preparedness information: Australian Pork: https://australianpork.com.au/industry-focus/biosecurity/https://australianpork.com.au/industry-focus/biosecurity/

OIE - information on ASF: https://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/animal-diseases/african-swine-fever/https://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/animal-diseases/african-swine-fever/

FAO - ASF situation in Asia update: FAO-EMPRESFAO-EMPRES

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