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African Swine Fever

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 Food Inspection Agency developed information to raise awareness of African Swine Fever (ASF) and to aid in disease recognition and sample collection. The information is separated into three distinct modules:
 
  1. First module: presents why CFIA, Industry and the processors are so concerned. 
  2. Second module: How to recognize the disease, both clinically and pathologically. 
  3. Third module: Discussion of the correct samples to take and how many animals should be included.
See modules listed in documents section below.
 
More information about African swine fever, as well as resources for pig owners, can be found at:

Documents

DateDocument
11-04-2020CFIA Presents a Three-Part Series on African Swine Fever - Part 3: Prevention and Preparedness (PPT)
11-03-2020CFIA Presents a Three-Part Series on African Swine Fever - Part 3: Prevention and Preparedness
11-02-2020CFIA Presents a Three-Part Series on African Swine Fever - Part 2: Disease Response (PPT)
11-01-2020CFIA Presents a Three-Part Series on African Swine Fever - Part 2: Disease Response
10-31-2020CFIA Presents a Three-Part Series on African Swine Fever - Part 1: Disease Overview and Recognition (PPT)
10-30-2020CFIA Presents a Three-Part Series on African Swine Fever - Part 1: Disease Overview and Recognition
10-14-2020CFIA Presents a Three-Part Series on African Swine Fever
07-24-2020Panorama 2020-1: African Swine Fever: Responding to the Global Threat
01-31-2020Lunar New Year: Travel Responsibly to Avoid Carrying ASF Virus
01-08-2020Increasing Canada's Preparedness for African swine fever with the University of Saskatchewan's VIDO-InterVac
12-23-2019Protect Canada’s Pigs from African Swine Fever
09-27-2019A New Group of Experts has been Created to Prevent the Entry of African Swine Fever in the Americas Region
09-13-2019Canada, Mexico and U.S. plan North American Strategy for African Swine Fever Prevention and Preparedness
07-03-2019Canada and European Union Mitigate Potential Trade Impacts by Allowing Safe Trade in Disease-Free Zones in the Event of an African Swine Fever Outbreak
05-31-2019African Swine Fever Awareness (Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians)
04-25-2019Part 1: African Swine Fever Diagnosis and Sampling: PowerPoint (CFIA)
04-25-2019Part 3: Consequences of an African Swine Fever Introduction in Canada: PowerPoint (CFIA)
04-25-2019Part 2: African Swine Fever Disease Recognition: PowerPoint (CFIA)
02-01-2019African Swine Fever for Small Scale Producers - January 2019
02-01-2019African Swine Fever for General Veterinarians - January 2019
07-11-2018African Swine Fever: How to Stay One Step Ahead (European Food Safety Authority video)
01-21-2016Humane Mass Depopulation of Animals - Position Statement