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African swine fever and the feed mill: How best to minimize risk

Kansas State University is exploring how to minimize and remove the risk of African swine fever from the feed mill.

African swine fever can be devastating to a hog operation but what about to a feed manufacturing facility. Research is being conducted at Kansas State University to evaluate the feed safety risk related to the feed manufacturing process and what can be done to mitigate that risk. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as relying on the heat of the pellet mill to kill the virus and/or removal of dust from the facility. And when it comes to chemical mitigation formaldehyde is an effective treatment but this important tool is currently under attack by the EPA.

To walk us thru the work being done related to ASF and feed manufacturing is Kansas State University’s Dr. Chad Paulk. We caught up with him during the IPPE convention in Atlanta.

This episode is sponsored by United Animal Health, a leader in animal health and nutrition. You can learn more about United Animal Health and how they are working to advance animal science worldwide by visiting their website

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