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Can Tho City Department of Livestock and Veterinary Medicine: City-level scientific research project is classified as excellent
The project "Epidemiological characteristics and solutions to control and minimize damage caused by African swine fever in Can Tho city." The study was carried out by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Duc Hien - Can Tho Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine.

In the morning of June 17, the Advisory Council evaluated and accepted the results of the implementation of the scientific project in Can Tho city chaired by Dr. Truong Hoang Phuong - Deputy Director of the Can Tho City Department of Science and Technology, organized the assessment and acceptance of the results of the project: "Epidemiological characteristics and solutions control and minimize damage caused by African swine fever in Can Tho city” by the Can Tho Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sub-Department.

The project has been carried out from 2019 to now, with specific contents about the situation of African swine fever in Can Tho City pigs; Identification of factors involved in disease transmission and co-infection with ASF; Investigate some solutions in the prevention of African Swine Fever.

Research results show that, in 2019, African swine fever occurred in 45.57% of pig production facilities in the whole Can Tho city; Symptoms and lesions of African swine fever occurred in Can Tho city with high mortality >80%, pigs with high fever, red skin, bleeding skin, mucous membranes, natural holes. Visceral congestion and severe bleeding, the abdominal cavity contains a lot of fluid; Factors that increase the risk of ASF in pigs in Can Tho  City are: Livestock establishments that are close to each other < 100m, near animal markets (<3km), near residential areas (<100m), near main roads (<200m), do not disinfect barns, there are flies, mosquitoes, rats, birds on farms, rearing facilities near animal slaughterhouses; Anti-ASFV antibodies in pigs at facilities where ASF has not yet occurred is 33.77% and pigs at facilities where outbreaks have occurred is 48.67%; There is the presence of ASFV in mosquitoes, flies and rats in establishments where epidemics have occurred and have occurred. Not detected in establishments where the epidemic has not yet occurred; The bacteria co-infected or superinfected when swine ASF was Streptococcus spp accounted for the highest percentage (70%). Other bacteria Salmonella spp (16.67%) Pasteurella multocida (10 %) Haemophilus parasuis (6.67%), PRRS (3.33%); Using probiotics includes: Injection of Interferon 104-5UI/kgP, 3 times a week for the first week, then once a week, a combination of Oligo-β-glucan 1g/Kg feed and Probiotic 2g/Kg feed. It is effective in increasing the natural immune system, reducing the invasion or multiplication of ASFV in the pig's body.

The Council agreed to evaluate the project as urgent, with highly reliable data, which is not only meaningful in the animal husbandry and veterinary industries, but also has an important meaning in university training curricula and After university. The Council agreed to accept the project with excellent rating.

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