How to keep African Swine Fever out of the United States - Dr. Liz Wagstrom

african swine fever asf biosecurity pig production Sep 20, 2021

Have you ever considered what actions would need to be taken if ASF found its way into the US swine population? This virus continues to be a looming threat to the country as it would bring enormous economical losses along with it. Today we discuss what measures are necessary to prevent the entry of ASF into the country and what plans are in place if the virus does manage to find its’ way into our herd:


''Swine producers must think about what they would do in the worst-case scenario If they couldn't move their animals.'' - Dr. Liz Wagstrom

What you will learn:

     1. ASF transmission to the Dominican Republic

     2. Changes in the U.S

     3. Surveillance in the U.S

     4. How to work internally to protect ourselves

     5. Tabletop exercises

     6. Key topics

Meet the guest: Dr. Liz Wagstrom works as a chief veterinarian at the National Pork Producers Council, which is a Membership Organization founded in 1986. The goal of the NPPC is to fight for reasonable legislation, increase market opportunities, and protect America's pork producers. In her capacity as a chief veterinarian, Dr. Wagstrom works on domestic and international animal health and welfare matters and on-farm production, public health, and food safety issues. Liz received her DVM from Iowa State University and is currently based in Urbandale, Iowa.