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Producers: Protect pigs from African swine fever

Whether you're a small-scale or large-scale producer, on-farm biosecurity is critical to preventing foreign animal diseases like African swine fever (ASF) from developing and spreading. Careful sourcing of animals, products and by-products, including feed and feed ingredients, is important.

People visiting your farm could also be carrying ASF on their contaminated clothing, equipment or in their food if they were recently in an area that was infected with ASF.

Producers should make sure that visitors or workers on their farms follow strict biosecurity measures before coming back onto their premises. Review the national biosecurity standards and assess your biosecurity practices to mitigate the risk of ASF entering your farm.

Refer to our frequently asked questions about ASF to inform yourself about this animal disease.

Awareness toolkit

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the risk of animal diseases. Do your part by sharing this toolkit with your network. You'll find helpful videos, fact sheets, posters and images to help spread the word, not the animal disease.

On-farm biosecurity

 Infographic: On-farm biosecurity

ASF can have a devastating effect on a swine herd. On-farm biosecurity is key to prevent diseases from developing and spreading.

Purchasing swine feed

 Video: Purchasing swine feed

Highlighting a few considerations to reduce the risk of wild transmission through feed ingredients.

Increased vigilance and biosecurity

 Video: Increased vigilance and biosecurity

Dr. Jaspinder Komal, Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada, gives examples of critical actions to help in preventing animal diseases from developing and spreading.

Awareness tools from third parties

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