“ONE HEALTH” WEBINAR – AFRICAN SWINE FEVER
In our second “One Health” webinar we talked about one of the most worrying diseases for the pig industry: African swine fever (ASF).
African swine fever (ASF) is a serious disease that affects domestic and wild pigs of all breeds and ages. Its danger lies on the high mortality it causes in domestic pigs and wild boars, its great contagiousness, and the lack of treatment and vaccine.
The ASF virus is endemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is currently present in 4 continents (Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania). In 2007, the disease entered Georgia, from where it spread to other Eastern European countries. Presently, the disease affects 18 European countries, 10 of them in the European Union.
The Spanish producers and managers are on the alert to avoid the spreading of ASF into Spain.
To explain what we are facing, know the features of the disease, how to prevent it, and what is being done to eradicate it, we have 3 great guests:
- José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Professor of Animal Health at the UCM, director at the OIE reference laboratory for ASF and Vacdiva project coordinator.
- Enric Marco, veterinarian, pig production, and health consultant.
- Albert Vidal, production manager at Grupo Vall Companys.
Each of them answered questions regarding the different viewpoints relative to the disease:
José Manuel gave us the current view on ASF and on the research that is being carried out, such as the Vacdiva project, of which he is part.
Enric Marco told us about the European and clinical perspective of the disease.
Albert Vidal focused more on the local sphere. If ASF entered Spain, how would it affect the companies and the farms?
Now you can watch the webinar again
If you missed our webinar or you have lingering doubts about African swine fever, now you can watch it entirely again. So far, the audio is only available in Spanish.
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