Classical Swine Fever Surveillance

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Classical Swine Fever is one of the diseases determined to be a risk to the U.S. herd. A surveillance plan has been developed and will be conducted cooperatively between USDA and NAHLN laboratories. The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a NAHLN laboratory. The objective for CSF surveillance is for the rapid detection of a CSF virus introduction in U.S. swine. Specific objectives include: . 1. Laboratory-based surveillance of nasal swabs and/or tonsil submitted from sick pigs or swine condemned at slaughter via real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) testing in the NAHLN. 2. If approved, laboratory-based surveillance of serum samples submitted from feral swine, transitional swine, and waste fed swine populations collected by appropriate State or Federal Wildlife Agency field biologists and/or APHIS personnel for antibody evaluation at the USDA, APHIS, VS, NVSL, Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. 3. APHIS veterinary medical officer (VMO) and animal health technician (AHT) based surveillance of high risk herds for CSF, such as waste feeders and transitional herds.
Effective start/end date7/1/113/31/12


  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: $4,400.00


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