• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

African Swine Fever Biosecurity Information and Activities

African Swine Fever Biosecurity Information and Activities

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a devastating disease that affects pigs around the world. Currently the disease has no method of control and is a major problem in all pig production countries in the world. Because there is no control for the disease, it is imperative that we keep the disease out of Australia, to protect our economically important pork industry.

Recent changes to biosecurity requirements across Australia has seen all school farms required to have a biosecurity plan. This resource provides a valuable resource to be used in conjunction with the African Swine Fever resource and has more specific tasks in relation to biosecurity that complement the main resource. Since African Swine Fever is a major disease affecting pig production around the world, where specific biosecurity activities can be used as the main method of prevention, this resource provides a detailed set of activities to engage students in the importance of biosecurity in the prevention of this important disease.

http://www.australianpork.com.au/asfresources

Keywords

african, swine, fever, ASF, biosecurity, disease, protection, australian pork, outbreak, prevention, animal health, contamination