African swine fever information for veterinarians

African swine fever is a severe and infectious haemorrhagic viral disease that affects domestic and feral pigs and has spread rapidly around the world in recent years. African swine fever is not present in Australia.

The disease would have a significant impact on pig health and production in Australia and contribute to wider economic impacts for our primary industries and communities.

There is currently no vaccine or treatment for African swine fever.

Download the African swine fever guide for veterinarians for information about:

  • Overview of African swine fever
  • Clinical signs in pigs
  • Precautions to take when African swine fever is suspected
  • Sampling, submission and testing
  • Infection prevention and control and biosecurity precautions.

Further information

Emergency Animal Diseases: a field guide for Australian veterinarians

Published by the Department of Agriculture and CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory.

Veterinary Laboratory Users Guide

A guide that provides information to assist submitters with getting the best possible diagnostic service from the Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory.

AUSVETPLAN (Animal Health Australia)

The nationally-agreed approach for the response to emergency animal disease incidents in Australia. The plan is captured in a series of manuals and supporting documents.

Information for pig producers to help protect their farm from African swine fever.