New Animal Pharm report gives latest insight into ASF situation
Animal Pharm's latest one-off report provides an up-to-date overview of the global African swine fever (ASF) trajectory.
ASF is currently the most important threat to the pig industry worldwide. At present, there is no effective vaccine or treatment for ASF. Control is based on containing outbreaks through biosecurity measures and the stamping out of infected and in-contact animals. One of the main challenges for the current outbreaks in Europe and Asia is the transmission of the virus by wild boar.
Animal Pharm teamed up with Scotland-based animal health consultancy Ingentium to produce the report, which explores the likely development of treatments.
A prompt diagnosis is critical to restrain and control ASF. The diagnostics review section of the report provides a summary of virus detection tests and antibody detection tests. The report also provides market estimates for a potential ASF vaccine and looks at patenting activity in this space.