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by Catheryn Villorente - Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10:22 AM
ASF symptomsThe African Swine Fever (ASF) has greatly affected the swine industry as its fatality rate can be as high as 100%. To lessen its spread, all hog raisers, must be vigilant and observant of the early signs and symptoms of ASF.

Severe cases of the disease are characterized by high fever and death in 2-10 days on average. Other clinical signs may include loss of appetite, depression, redness of the skin of the ears, abdomen, and legs, respiratory distress, vomiting, bleeding from the nose or rectum, and, sometimes, diarrhea. Abortion may be the first event seen in an outbreak.

Chronic disease symptoms include loss of weight, intermittent fever, respiratory signs, chronic skin ulcers, and arthritis. Mortality can still range from 30-70%.

For successful eradication efforts, rapid diagnosis of all animals on infected premises is necessary.

Visit https://bai.gov.ph/index.php/asf-portal for more details on ASF.

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(By: Erika Vizcarra, ATI-ISD)
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by Kaye Naiza Sulapas - Monday, 22 March 2021, 09:18 AM
Thank you for the information. It is really helpful because we are also raising pigs.
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