As African Swine Fever spreads through Asia and Eastern Europe, U.S. hog producers are being asked to boost biosecurity measures and monitor hog herds. USDA Chief Veterinarian Jack Shere says be vigilant. “If your pigs are sick, report immediately,” he says. “We have response plans in place and incident management teams ready to deploy should an incident happen in the U.S.” African Swine Fever usually includes high fever, decreased appetite, weakness, red and blotchy skin lesions, vomiting, coughing and difficulty breathing for hogs. Producers can report by calling 866-536-7593.
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