EASVO joins the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and European Association Porcine Health Management (EAPHM) in welcoming the high-level international conference on “The Future of global pork production under the threat of African swine fever (ASF)” that the European Commission has organised on 17th January 2020 in Berlin, Germany in connection with the ‘Green Week’. This conference will bring together all stakeholders in the global pig sector to discuss and collaborate on the prevention and control of ASF.
The FVE and EAPHM have also issued a press release highlighting that:
Veterinarians in both the private and public sectors in affected countries are living with this devastating situation daily. As vets, we are educated to solve animal health problems, but no one can solve this complex challenge on their own. Given the dramatic continuation of the situation, we urge all actors to continue and increase their efforts.
FVE, in conjunction with EAPHM, have offered our veterinary knowledge and working power to all governments and the whole pig sector, e.g. by distributing targeted communication tools, increasing biosecurity measures with farmers, transporters and at borders, and by offering potential solutions for veterinary shortages such as for sampling and other veterinary tasks.
FVE and EAPHM, representing the veterinary profession in Europe, are explicitly offering our help to fight ASF.