USDA to host African swine fever forum in North Carolina

The forum will take place August 29–31
calendar icon 29 June 2023
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The USDA will host the 3rd North American African Swine Fever Forum from August 29 to 31 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The first day of the forum will have in-person and virtual sessions and include participants from the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as representatives from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and international organizations.

Days 2 and 3 of the forum will be a trilateral discussion amongst government and industry participants from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Key discussions for this year’s forum include:

  • Process and factors considered in regionalization evaluation
  • United States Protection Zone
  • Preparedness for depopulation and disposal
  • Surveillance and laboratory capacity preparedness
  • Traceability and information management during an outbreak
  • Feral swine response and challenges in face of ASF outbreak
  • Producer led preparedness initiatives
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