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Classical Swine Fever

Other Names: Hog Cholera, Swine Fever, Peste du Porc, Colera Porcina, Virusschweinepest
Classical swine fever (CSF), also called hog cholera or swine fever, is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs.

Disease Agents

  • Flaviviridae Pestivirus

Disease Presentation

Vaccine Products

Additional Disease Specific Resources

Secure Food Supply Plans
The Secure Food Supply Plans for poultry, milk, pork and beef were developed to aid producers, transporters and food processors in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak, like CSF. These response plans are designed to avoid interruptions in animal/animal product movement from operations with no evidence of infection and maintain business continuity.
Secure Pork Supply
Vaccination Information

FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines:
Appendix B: Vaccination for Classical Swine Fever (2017) 

This document is a supplement to FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Vaccination for Contagious Diseases. Both documents are components of APHIS' FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines Series.

Prevention and Control

Biosecurity: Hosting International Visitors on Your Farm
Biosecurity: Traveling Overseas

Biosecurity for Producers and Employers Poster
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Biosecurity for Visitors Poster
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CSF Prevention Practices
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CSF Routes of Transmission
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CSF Response Packet
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csf poster

CSF Surveillance Program

CSF Wallchart
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CSF Video Presentation


SPS Guidelines for Classification of Phases and Types of a CSF Outbreak and Response (Draft)

USDA APHIS Classical Swine Fever Response Plan “The Red Book”
USDA APHIS Classical Swine Fever Standard Operating Procedure

OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code: Infection with Classical Swine Fever Virus

CSF Inactivation in Meat
This document provides the current scientific knowledge of the level of persistence of the CSF virus in a variety of meat products, including hams and sausages.
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