Classical swine fever

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The skin may show multiple infarcts

The skin may show multiple infarcts (black slightly raised well circumscribed crusty plaques) with the eventual formation of necrotic “button” ulcers

Term: 2013
Published: February 15, 2013
Revised: March 26, 2013

CSF is the most feared pig disease worldwide because the majority of pig-producing countries have fought or are still fighting long battles against it. It can spread over long distances and control is difficult, expensive and sometimes impossible. This has resulted in re-introduction into several countries that had made large investments in eradicating it.

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Dr Mary-Louise Penrith

Dr Mary-Louise Penrith

  • BVSc (Hons) (Pretoria), BSc (Hons) (Zoology) (Cape Town), PhD (Cape Town), DSc (Pretoria)
  • Extraordinary professor, Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Expert consultant to the Food & Agriculture Organization of United Nations on epidemiology and control of African swine fever.
  • Director: TAD Scientific c.c.
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