The USDA says it will implement additional measures to help U.S. pork producers monitor for African swine fever. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be working with the swine industry on testing. The National Pork Producers Council is pleased with the USDA’s efforts for the surveillance plan. In addition to testing this plan requires work with states to identify and investigate incidents involving sick or dead feral swine, work with officials on a North American coordinated approach to ASF defense and increase dog teams with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Currently, there are no reported cases of ASF in the United States.
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