Classical Swine Fever: A Disease of Global Concern
Keywords:Acute, CSF, Hemorrhage, Pestivirus
Classical swine fever (CSF) historically popular as hog cholera, is an extremely contagious porcine viral disease caused by an enveloped RNA virus of Pestivirus genus is related to bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) and border disease virus (BDV). The disease is credited as one of the most significant transboundary viral diseases of porcine species worldwide. Owing to its astounding impact on swine health, CSF is notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health. Prevention and control strategies involve effective vaccination, quarantine and culling of affected animals with a scrupulous maintenance of biosecurity and zoosanitary measures in the farm premises. The present brief compilation intends to provide a nutshell overview on CSF, its causative agent, transmission, pathogenesis, symptomatology, lesions, diagnosis and prevention as an endeavor and aim towards awareness of the pig farmers and the readers having interest in pig diseases.
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