A vaccine against African Swine Fever (ASF) is being developed in Vietnam. A group of US experts are coming to Vietnam in January to cooperate in the development, according to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, who spoke at the conference on deploying measures to step up the production and ensure free epidemics in livestock held in late December 2019. While waiting for MARD to allocate budget for vaccine research and production and set up a grade-III laboratory, the research team has been asked to prepare the production of 300-500 vaccine doses to serve experiments. According to Nguyen Thi Lan, director of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture, said the university has conducted research on the next-generation inactivated vaccine for pigs, with success in laboratory and small-scale experiment. Mai Chi Chinese demand drives up Vietnam’s pig prices The strong demand in China for pigs, due to its year-long struggle against African swine fever, has caused local pig prices to surge over the past week. However, the local market is also facing a pig undersupply. State strictly controls trading, transport of smuggled pigs The General Department of Market Surveillance under the Ministry of Industry and Trade has… Read full this story
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