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African swine fever is hot topic

UPDATED: African swine fever is garnering headlines as it spreads across China and Eastern Europe. Find out all you can to help the United States prepare to keep it out of our herd.

Disease is always a top concern for pork producers, and the spread of African swine fever across China and Eastern Europe has the U.S. swine industry on heightened alert.

ASF was a hot topic, among many others, during the 28th Annual Swine Health & Production Conference hosted by Carthage Veterinary Service Aug. 28 at Western Illinois University.

If good timing is the key to a good conference, Joe Connor and the crew at CVS get an A+ for this year’s conference, as it seems a new ASF report in China surfaces every few days.

In the name of informing the hog-producing public, here’s a short slideshow of ASF information.

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