The Eustace Montgomery Seminar: Honouring the First 100 years of ASF Research
In 1921, Eustace Montgomery first described African Swine Fever (ASF) in what is now Kenya. His publication includes impressive clinical trials, as well as this statement:
“...the precautions now being exercised beneficially show that, under conditions at present, the existing disease is one which can in large measure be avoided.”
We believe that Montgomery was absolutely correct in his conclusions from one hundred years ago. Despite this, control has seldom been achieved and ASF is more present in the world today more than ever.
In this seminar, we will explore the global situation of ASF in smallholder settings with focus on 100 years of ASF knowledge. Speakers will discuss control measures for ASF and what still hinders our accomplishing what Montgomery envisioned in his 1921 publication.