IFEEDER Supports Research on the Viral Transmission of Animal Diseases Through Feedstuffs

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), the American Feed Industry Association’s public charity, provided funds to a recently completed research project that provides new information to the animal food industry on how viruses can survive and spread through feedstuffs and details for mitigating risks to domestic swine herds. The research, conducted by the Swine Health Information Center, revises the information for feed holding times.

“In light of the recent outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) across China and parts of Europe, research like this is critically important for the feed industry so manufacturers have the best and latest information, which helps them improve their processes to keep their customers’ swine herds safe,” said Robert Cooper, IFEEDER executive director. “IFEEDER is proud to serve as a partner in this effort with the pork industry and looks forward to filling future research gaps that help the two industries work hand-in-hand to keep ASF and other foreign animal diseases out of this country.”