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Rescued dogs from China may pose biosecurity risk to U.S.

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Pork industry sounding alarm over biosecurity gap in movement of foreign rescue dogs.

North American pork industry stakeholders are concerned about the threat of foreign animal disease (FAD) transmission—particularly African swine fever (ASF)—posed by dogs rescued from the meat trade in China that are brought to the U.S. and Canada for re-homing. While dogs are inspected during the travel process, the supplies used in shipment, such as kennels and bedding materials, are of special concern because of their potential to act as vectors for disease transmission, according to

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