African Swine Fever

Apr 6, 2020 | Front Page Feature, News

Do you manage feral pigs? Do you know what the symptoms of African swine fever are?

African swine fever (ASF) is an infectious viral disease affecting domestic and feral pigs worldwide. Currently ASF is not present in Australia, but its early detection and reporting is essential to protect Australia’s pork industry.

Symptoms of ASF include:

  • Signs of incoordination
  • Reluctancy to move and lying down
  • Redness or blue botching of the skin on ears, nose and limbs
  • Production of nasal and eye discharges.

If you think you have seen either a feral or domestic pig displaying any of the above symptoms, immediately contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

For more information on ASF, visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/livestock/animal-welfare/pests-diseases-disorders/african-swine-fever  

For further information, contact Council’s Land Protection Officer on 1300 696 272 or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.

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