African & Classical Swine Fever - Online CPD

Only R 350.00 (incl VAT)

4 CPD Points


The CPD activity describes the complicated epidemiology of African Swine Fever, how to recognise it and confirm the diagnosis, its remarkable potential for transboundary spread, the effects it has had on pig production in Africa and other parts of the world and why it is regarded as a re-emerging disease, the reasons why conventional control measures can fail, and the on-farm biosecurity measures needed to prevent it.

Course Highlights

  • General
  • African and Classical Swine Fever

Course Information


Veterinarians, para-veterinary professionals, animal health technicians and other scientists.


The CPD activity is presented online.


The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • Control / Prevention
  • Marketing and trade / Socio-economics
  • Important outbreaks
  • FAQs



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On completion of the module candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss the most important characteristics of the virus that causes African swine fever.
  • Describe the epidemiology of African swine fever.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of African swine fever.
  • List the clinical signs and gross pathology that will support a provisional diagnosis of African swine fever and the derivation of an informed differential diagnosis list.
  • Explain how to confirm a diagnosis of African swine fever in both live and dead animals by means of collection, preservation and transport of appropriate specimens, and requesting the relevant laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Explain how to formulate prevention, control and/or eradication strategies for African swine fever with the aid of knowledge of the aetiology and epidemiology.
  • Discuss the socio-economic effects of African swine fever.


Delegates will be expected to complete two separate multiple choice quizzes and must obtain 80% to qualify for the CPD points.


South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)
4 CPD Points


Delegates will be expected to complete a multiple choice quiz and must obtain 80% to qualify for the CPD points.