African swine fever threatens pet food protein supply

As this virulent disease decimates China’s hog herd, it will affect the global supply of meat protein, experts said.

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The African swine fever (ASF) virus sweeping through China and other countries does not pose a direct threat to pets, humans or other non-porcine species, but its effect on the pork protein supply has significant ramifications for the overall global meat protein market, including protein sources for pet food. Read more.


Phillips-Donaldson, Debbie. “African Swine Fever Threatens Pet Food Protein Supply.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 4 Oct. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8557-african-swine-fever-threatens-pet-food-protein-supply.

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