Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Rats, mice unlikely to spread ASF

American swine researchers working in Vietnam have determined that rats and mice are not likely to spread African Swine Fever.

The work was done on behalf of Canada’s Swine Health Information Center and involved researchers from South Dakota State University and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture.

Swine Health Information Center Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg says scientists spent about a month trapping rats and mice on farms across Vietnam which were then tested for ASF. They also tried, without success, to infect laboratory rats with ASF.