April 01, 2018

Researcher Studying Risk of Spreading African Swine Fever Virus in Feed

A recent article in the National Hog Farmer highlights Dr. Megan Niederwerder at Kansas State University for her current research in the African swine fever virus.

Dr. Niederwerder has found that African swine fever could survive in a simulated feed shipment across the ocean, which suggests that feed may be a potential way that pathogens such as African swine fever virus spread. This proposes a large risk to the United States swine industry. 

To read the full article, visit the National Hog Farmer