How to protect your pigs from African Swine Fever – Recognising and preventing ASF
African swine fever is spreading in Timor-Leste. This new disease only affects pigs and is highly contagious and often fatal.
ASF kills pigs – It won’t affect humans or other animals. There is no vaccine or treatment.
In Timor-Leste, MDF has been the main vehicle for delivering the Australian Government’s ASF response. First, through a major nation-wide communications campaign MDF reached a significant proportion of the population, resulting in changed pig rearing practices and, therefore, avoided pig losses for tens of thousands of households. Second, MDF is supporting the private sector to introduce practices that not only prevent the spread of the disease, but also increase the productivity of pig farms. This includes increasing the supply of quality feed and better pig breeds, as well as using pig pens instead of allowing pigs to forage.
Click on the link below to download the African Swine Fever Brochures in either English or Tetum and learn how to keep your pigs safe.