African Swine Fever
See the following links for information and updates on African Swine Fever:
Testing for ASF
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is approved by the USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network to test for African Swine Fever virus (ASFv). Testing can be done under two scenarios: 1) Foreign Animal Disease Investigation - In a situation in which an animal regulatory official is notified that pigs are suspected to be infected with African Swine Fever virus, a foreign animal disease diagnostician is dispatched to investigate the herd and collect samples if warranted. These samples would be tested at a NAHLN lab with duplicate samples also tested by USDA. 2) ASF/CSF Surveillance Progam - diagnostic samples submitted to approved diagnostic labs can be tested for ASFv if the diagnostician at the laboratory determines the clinical signs reported and lesions observed meet the criteria for inclusion in the surveillance program. Please contact your veterinarian or the VDL for more information on testing.