Vietnam: Farmers are still afraid of African swine fever and hope for vaccination of sows

Published May 18, 2024

Tridge summary

The article highlights the challenges faced by Vietnamese farmers and veterinarians, such as Ms. Tran Thi Bon, in combating African swine fever (ASF) amidst the development and distribution of a new ASF vaccine. Despite the vaccine's approval by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in July 2023, its distribution and use have been limited, especially for sows, leading to ineffective outcomes and skepticism among farmers. Large farms continue to rely on their biosecurity measures rather than vaccinations. To build trust in the vaccine and support farmers, the article suggests that vaccine manufacturers should publicly disclose their research findings on the vaccine's immune response and effectiveness. Additionally, the government is called upon to provide clear information on the vaccine, implement risk management policies, and subsidize vaccine costs to enhance farmers' confidence in vaccinating their pigs.
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After being vaccinated, I was still infected After more than 40 years of working as a veterinarian, Ms. Tran Thi Bon in Ngoc Lu commune, Binh Luc district (Ha Nam) has never felt as strenuous and fierce as the recent African swine fever prevention campaign. "Previously, Ngoc Lu had a large herd of pigs so it was considered the "pig raising capital" of the North, but after the pandemic swept through, now the whole commune only has about tens of thousands of pigs left, most of which are pigs. Households "surf" (buy large pigs to raise for profit)," Ms. Bon confided. Ms. Bon said that since the news that Vietnamese enterprises were researching and producing the African swine fever vaccine, she and many pig farm owners in the commune were very excited. By July 2023, after many successful tests and thorough approvals, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development allowed the use of African swine fever for vaccination across the country. However, from July 2023 until now, Ms. Bon ...
Source: Danviet
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