Swine it #131: Dr. Lisa Becton: ASF keeps getting closer to US borders. Are we prepared to effectively stop it?

calendar icon 24 February 2022
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Hey there - The United States has done a great job at keeping ASF out of its borders. However, more countries are now becoming affected by the virus and these countries keep getting closer to the US border. Today Dr. Lisa Becton identifies key points of risk of infection and discusses ways everyone can help prevent foreign animal disease spread

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What you will learn:

1. What is the new platform EpiX from National Pork Board

2. Assessing the risks of ASF introduction

3. Identifying key points of risk

4. Next steps after identifying ASF risks

5. How do we help the producer be more proactive

6. The ASF transmission routes

7. What we learned after the PED

8. Foreign animal disease checklist for producers

9. Key points

Meet the guest: Dr. Lisa Becton has worked as the Director of Swine Health Information and Research at the National Pork Board since 2008. Lisa received her DVM in 1994 from North Carolina State University and then later received her Master of Science in Food Safety from Michigan State University in 2010.

Márcio Gonçalves

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