10 October in Sofia (Bulgaria) opened the 14th meeting of the standing group of experts on African swine fever in Europe (SGE ASF14). The meeting will last two days and will gather regional and international experts to exchange scientific information and experience in combating ASF.
The state Council of the PRC decided to switch to growing pigs in large pig farms, because thus it is possible to ensure stable supply of pork on the market. By 2022 at a large feedlot farms should be 58% of pork.
In the Novgorod region revealed a hotbed of African swine fever: the disease was discovered in OOO "Novsvin", which is located in the village Ermolino.
Cherkizovo group, Russia's largest producer of meat products, launched in the Penza region the sixth pig farm in the presence of the Governor Ivan Belozertseva. The company plans to open in the region and about 40 pig breeding sites.
The quarantine zone in connection with the emergence of African swine fever came to Gdansk. A dangerous virus has occupied more than one third of the territory of Poland.
On affected by African swine fever (ASF) "Belyaev's farm" operating in the Kursk region, completed the elimination of livestock. To date, the staff began cleaning and disinfection of the object.
Of ASF in the region destroyed about 7 thousand pigs
According to Krzysztof Tołwiński, of the Polish Federation of family farms, the government is doing everything to scare off the family farm by production. In his opinion, the ASF is based on the elimination of farms.
Custom of the country is strengthens fight with African swine fever, training of new customs dog to detect products of animal origin at Helsinki airport. The choice of the assistant, the customs service determined that a large number of passengers travelling to Finland from Asia, where ASF has spread in recent years particularly well.
The Minister of environment of Poland, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski thinks of ASF in pig farms is brought from the environment via infected wild boars. Minister blames hunters in the lack of support for the government's actions.
African swine fever has now turned into the largest scale of the epidemic for all time of existence of the pig.
Achs marching on Russia. One of the reasons why the disease has become so common, experts believe the fragmentation of the veterinary service. At the time, when I was administrative reform, a Federal system was destroyed. Powers of veterinary surveillance is divided between the centre and the regions. This has led to the loss of control over the epidemiological situation in the livestock sector. Another issue of health and safety – control of pesticides. In 2011 the Rosselkhoznadzor had been deprived of the right to control the use of pesticides.
For two weeks in Poland revealed 43 cases of ASF in wild boars. The damage to livestock of domestic pigs during the same period two orders of magnitude higher - the virus has infected more than 17 thousand animals.
According to the head of the regional Ministry of agriculture Denis Bochkarev, damaged about 30 thousand hectares of crops
In Slovakia the first case of African swine fever (ASF) detected in one of four pigs kept on a small farm in the village of Strážné in the district of Trebišov in the South East of the country, said Thursday the Slovak authorities.
The EU Council for agriculture and fisheries at a recent meeting stressed the importance of multisectoral collaboration for the control of African swine fever and prevent its further spread in Europe. Extraordinary vigilance and preparation is essential, especially for the "peak incidence in the summer season."
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The British national pig Association (NPA) urges the government to take more active measures in ports and airports, to prevent African swine fever into the country.
In the Chinese province of Sichuan in southwest China confirmed a new case of African swine fever, reports the July 17 Xinhua news Agency.
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