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.


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.”,, 4 Oct. 2019,

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