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The purpose of the manual is to provide veterinary professionals, para-professionals, and laboratory diagnosticians with the information they need to promptly diagnose and react to an outbreak or case of ASF. Pig farmers, hunters and forest managers will also benefit. Any statement made in this manual is intended to provide guidance and should not be treated as a prescription. The manual provides...
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The following series of images have been provided by The Pirbright Institute to assist in the recognition of disease due to African swine fever (ASF) in pigs These are from a controlled animal study where pigs were infected with virulent ASF virus, similar to the virus that has been spreading in Eastern and Central Europe
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The EAPHM received an invitation from Mr Bernard Van Goethem, Director in the European Commission, concerning the European Commission’s new project Production of educational materials on the production, the processing and the marketing of meat from uncastrated or immunocastrated pigs.
Use of antimicrobials in animals further reduced in Europe.  On the 15th of  October 2019, the European Medicines Agency published its 9th report on the European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC).  This report highlights a decrease by more than 32% of the overall sales of veterinary antimicrobials between 2011 and 2017, for the 25 countries across Europe that provided...
Sixteen veterinarians from Belgium and The Netherlands successfully completed, as the first ones in Europe, the VetCEE-approved European Postgraduate Program in Porcine Veterinary Medicine.