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What You Need to Know about African Swine Fever

February 7, 2019

African swine fever is very contagious and is killing pigs and wild boars in Africa, Asia and parts of Europe. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has measures in place and it is actively monitoring the global situation.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has collaborated with CFIA and other stakeholders to share information to prevent African Swine Fever from infecting the Canadian pig herd.

Veterinarians have an important role to play in educating owners about the disease and current disease risks, reviewing clinic and client biosecurity protocols, providing guidance on biosecurity measures to protect swine health and identifying and reporting suspect cases of ASF.

The Canadian Pork Council created documents that you may find useful to share with your clients, or to learn more about ASF yourself.

More information about African swine fever, as well as resources for pig owners, can be found at: