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The Eustace Montgomery Seminar, honouring the first 100 years of ASF research and exploring hurdles for control of African swine fever in smallholder farming settings
8th December 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
African swine fever (ASF) was first described from what is today Kenya by Eustace Montgomery in 1921. This first publication includes some fantastic clinical trials, and this statement:
“…The precautions now being exercised beneficially show that under the conditions at present existing the disease is one which can in large measure be avoided”
We believe that Montgomery was absolutely correct in his conclusions made one hundred yeas ago – but still control is not achieved and ASF is today more present in the world than ever. In this seminar we would like to explore the global ASF situation in smallholder settings focusing on the hundred years of knowledge and, most importantly, aim forward and improve the understanding regarding what is actually hindering control to be achieved and Montgomery’s statemen to come true. We would further like to seize an unique opportunity of having one of the most important persons in ASF-research after Montgomery, Dr Mary-Louise Penrith, invited to present 100 years of ASF research.