African Swine Fever (ASF) is an infectious viral disease in domestic pigs and other pig-like animals, such as warthogs and the bushpig.
In the Netherlands, safeguarding against and combating African Swine Fever is a task carried out by the government.
Role of Wageningen University & Research
Diagnostics, advice and training are the core responsibilities that Wageningen Bioveterinary Research undertakes as an independent organisation in this regard. In order to be able to carry out these duties effectively, the constant maintenance and expansion of expertise is essential, in the shape of research related to the core tasks among other things.