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2 chemicals neutralize ASFV in feed

Certain feed additives can reduce the risk that African swine fever virus will spread among pigs through feed, according to research from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine reported in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. A medium-chain fatty acid-based additive and a formaldehyde-based additive inactivated ASFV in cell cultures and in feed ingredients; however, lead author and veterinarian Megan Niederwerder said a multipronged prevention approach is needed, including consistent biosecurity at feed mills and careful sourcing of feed ingredients.

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