The Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Partnership (ZAHP) is excited to release a new guidance document, African Swine Fever: Secure Zoo Strategy Guide. This document was developed by 4th year veterinary student Corwin Martin of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with ZAHP.
African Swine Fever: Secure Zoo Strategy Guide provides guidelines for developing a response plan against potential future outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a zoological facility. The document is divided into three sections: prevention, management, and recovery. Each section focuses on a different timeframe of an ASF outbreak within a zoological facility as well as the United States at large.
This guide is comprehensive so as to provide all information needed for a zoological facility to build an ASF response plan from the ground up. Please keep in mind that this guide is not intended to be used as a step-by-step checklist; each facility has diverse and specific needs and will require its own individualized response plan. The guide can also be used as a comparison tool for facilities with pre-existing ASF response plans to evaluate their strength.
You can view and download African Swine Fever: Secure Zoo Strategy Guide below.
Corwin Martin is a 4th year dual degree DVM/MPH student at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. During his time at VMCVM he discovered a love for epidemiology and foreign animal disease response. He hopes to build a career focusing on disease outbreak management in the government sector post graduation.
Thank you to Corwin Martin and Dr. Yvonne Nadler, Senior Veterinary Advisor of ZAHP, for their work on this guide.Download The Full Document