African Swine Fever: a challenge for pig producers in Europe, Asia and Africa

Do’s & don’ts

African Swine fever (ASF) is a very contagious disease affecting both domestic and wild pigs. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is reporting several outbreaks of African Swine Fever in these three continents. In order to help stopping the spread, Kela designed an informative flyer emphasizing the do’s and don’ts to optimally deal with the virus.


  • Avoid contact with wild boars/pigs from the neighbourhood (use a fence).
  • Clean and disinfect all the vehicles before entering and leaving the farm.
  • Use an adequate disinfectant.
  • Limit the number of visitors at the farm.
  • Provide adequate visitor registration.
  • Use corporate clothing after showering at the farm.
  • Clean and disinfect the hands before entering the farm.
  • Control against virmin, birds inside or around the farm.
  • Contact a veterinarian by suspicion of ASF.
  • Educate the employees of the farm to recognise the symptoms at an early stadium of ASF. It’s essential in the prevention and spreading of the disease.


  • Don’t use swill and kitchen waste.
  • Don’t let the employees or visitors bring pork meat inside the farm.
  • Don’t spread the ASF virus by transporting pigs or pork products to other places.
  • Don’t take pork products (sausages, …) from an infected country to another non-infected country. If you do, always declare it at the border officers.


For more information, please contact our Technical Service and Product Manager  Dr. Frank Vermeiren at

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