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African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.
Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious disease of pigs caused by a pestivirus. The disease only affects pigs and is exotic to Australia.
Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.
There are many infectious emergency diseases of pigs that do not occur in Australia.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has created a sampling and post-mortem guide to assist veterinarians investigating pig disease.