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Classical Swine Fever (CSF)

Classical Swine Fever, also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs. The disease is currently not found in the U.S., however it does occur in other parts of the world, including Mexico. Increased awareness of the signs and means of spread are essential for the early detection and control of the disease, should it enter the U.S.

The CFSPH along with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Pork Board, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has developed numerous tools for veterinarians to educate producers on the routes of introduction, clinical signs, and prevention of Classical Swine Fever. All of these materials are available in English and Spanish and can be found on this website.

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