看国外 | 美农业部拨款促成美国与越南间的非瘟交流

看国外 2019-09-11 10:38:40

The global outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), a disease affecting only pigs with no human health or food safety risks, is growing, with new cases appearing throughout Southeast Asia and China.


While there are no reported cases of ASF in the U.S., a grant recently awarded to the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), with active support from the National Pork Producers Council(NPPC), aims to start a dialogue between the two regions, sharing veterinary knowledge and ways to prevent the disease from further spreading.


The approximately $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Animal Service division will fund the multi-phase project, helping to build strategic partnerships, while increasing trade of U.S. pork to the region. The work will include swine health field projects, including collection and analysis of disease samples, which are valuable data for all participants and U.S. pork producers.


“Pork production is a global business and working with industry representatives from Vietnam on these projects will be mutually beneficial for all,” said SHIC Executive Director Paul Sundberg. “The Swine Health Information Center looks forward to fulfilling the responsibilities of this grant from USDA and in the process deliver value to U.S. producers for the benefit of national herd health.”

生猪健康信息中心执行董事Paul Sundberg说:“猪肉生产是一项全球性业务,与越南的行业代表就这些项目进行合作对所有人都是互利的。”“生猪健康信息中心期待着履行美国农业部这项拨款的责任,并在这个过程中为美国生产者提供价值,以造福全美生猪。”

“NPPC, in partnership with SHIC, National Pork Board (NPB), American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), and USDA, is committed to reducing the risk of the U.S. swine herd contracting foreign animal diseases, including ASF. With ASF spreading throughout Asia, this project will represent an important tool to further open both communication and markets between our regions,” said NPPC President David Herring, a pork producer in Lillington, North Carolina.

国家猪肉生产者委员会主席David Herring,同时也是北加州利林顿一名养殖户,他提到,“国家猪肉生产者委员会与生猪健康信息中心、国家猪肉委员会(NPB)、美国养猪业兽医协会(AASV)和美国农业部合作,致力于降低美国养猪业感染包括ASF在内的外国动物疾病的风险。随着ASF在亚洲的传播,该项目将成为进一步开放地区之间沟通和市场的一个重要工具”。

Under the first phase of the project, the groups will identify and meet with key stakeholders in Vietnam. In phase two, the groups will train the Vietnamese veterinary workforce on ASF prevention and control, helping to build local veterinary capacity. Concurrently in the final phase, ASF-related field projects will be implemented, including those helping to inform the U.S. pork industry about effective ASF preparedness and response.


Information the projects will gain include:

· Identifying pathways for viral entry on farms

· Validating use of swine oral fluids to confirm farm or region positive or negative status

· Exploring the potential to isolate the virus on one area of a farm to enable other areas to provide pigs free of ASF contamination

· Validating cleaning and disinfecting procedures so farms may be repopulated as soon as it is safe

· Assessing cross-border risks and risk management of transboundary swine diseases






NPPC and SHIC are working closely with the USDA and the other industry organizations to first prevent ASF from entering the U.S. swine herd and to be prepared to respond should an outbreak occur. The industry is actively identifying and prioritizing critical research needs and working in collaboration with state and federal animal health officials to make sure that, at a national level, all appropriate biosecurity measures are being implemented.