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Look out for African swine fever in pet pigs

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By Josh Loeb

Vets should be alert to the possibility of cases of African swine fever (ASF) appearing among backyard or pet pigs, delegates at the official veterinarian conference were warned.

Julia James, senior partner and head of the pig team at Larkmead Vets, said some smallholders still fed kitchen scraps to the animals not realising that this was irresponsible and that they could face prosecution for doing so.

James suggested that vets visiting such owners should …

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