USDA Continues to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Provides New Resources to Raise Awareness of the Deadly Disease Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly 1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine …

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Beagle Brigade Part of Animal Disease Prevention Plans

Dan Environment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the livestock industry are among partners in efforts to keep foreign animal disease threats out of our borders. And according to a story from Rod Bain, that includes using strategies like detector dogs at U.S. airports and port facilities. Beagle Brigade Part of Animal Disease Prevention Plans Image credit: A member of the …

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Beagle Brigade Helping Protect Homeland Pork

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

When Hardy, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trained detector dog, sniffed out a roasted pig head in traveler baggage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport early this month, it underscored the efforts USDA and its partners are undertaking to keep African Swine Fever (ASF), a swine disease that could devastate the U.S. pork producers, from entering the country. USDA continues …