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New ASF Outbreaks in Latvia

One ASF infected wild boar and 58 domestic pigs were detected in Valka Municipality of Ērģeme parish. The distance between a wild boar carcass and a farm was less than one kilometer. The outbreak occurred outside the previously established risk zone. Primary animal health measures were taken. Besides, two more ASF outbreaks were registered in two pig farms with two and 48 pigs respectively as well three outbreaks were registered in wild boars in the previously established risk zone.

Therefore since June 26 current year when ASF was registered in Latvia for the first time 9 disease outbreaks have been registered in domestic pigs and 25 outbreaks in wild boars.

Rapid disease spread over the country confirms negative prognoses of the Rosselkhoznadzor’s experts and demonstrates high risks related to absence of product movement control from risk zones and viciousness of the principle that denies wild boar population control.

 

Jul 22, 2014

Categorys: African Swine Fever , Veterinary , Epizootic situation