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Vets Worry ASF Transmits Through Feed

African swine fever can survive for a month in most ingredients tested

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Dr. Scott Dee, a veterinarian for Pipestone Veterinary Services in Minnesota, says the threat of ASF continues to keep him awake at night.

According to an article at The New Food Economy, Dee worries the virus will be carried into the U.S. by way of animal feed ingredients imported from ASF-positive countries.

Dee has been researching ASF’s ability to survive the month-long journey across the ocean in shipments containing feed ingredients.

He found that African swine fever could survive for a month in most of the ingredients he tested.

Read the full report here.

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