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Panorama ResourcesAfrican swine fever: detection and diagnosis – A manual for veterinarians

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African swine fever: detection and diagnosis – A manual for veterinarians

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Authors: D. Beltrán-Alcrudo, M. Arias, C. Gallardo, S. Kramer & M.L. Penrith

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 19
2017

ISBN 978-92-5-109752-6
92 pages

The manual is also available in Albanian, Chinese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Russian and Serbian.

The purpose of the manual is to provide veterinary professionals, para-professionals and laboratory diagnosticians with the information needed to promptly diagnose and react to an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). Pig farmers, hunters and forest managers also benefit from this publication because it provides general information on the disease and its causes, including epidemiological information, transmission pathways and geographical distribution. The manual also provides information on the detection and diagnosis of ASF, from field diagnosis (clinical signs, post-mortem findings and differential diagnosis) to laboratory confirmation (i.e. all main techniques for the detection of both virus and antibodies).

[ Download the document from the FAO website ]

Related informations to article

  • FAO portal on ASF

  • ASF-related webinars

  • ‘ASF Kills Pigs’ awareness campaign