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ASF Experts from Baltic and Eastern Europe Countries Meet in Moscow

The Third Meeting of expert group with the participation of members from the European Commission (EC), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is taking place in Moscow with the support of the Rosselkhoznadzor. It is planned to discuss the results of expert group missions carried out in 2015 to assess ASF epidemic situation and measures taken in the RF, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus.

In their reports the experts described in detail the ASF national control strategies in wild and domestic animals and presented the assessment of their application in the ASF-infected territory. ASF extensive spread in wild boar population in Europe and use of different approaches to the disease control are of especial concern. The report on the results of the mission carried out in the Russian Federation in July 2015 presents the objective assessment of the RF Veterinary Service performance as well as applied measures and tools, i.e. introduction of compartmentalization to pig farms with different biosecurity levels; ASF prevention commission activities on the federal and regional levels; implementation of the wild boar population control program; operation of awareness system for regional veterinary services and public and etc.  Today the work of experts will be continued within the roundtable discussion devoted to current risks in ASF infected territories. The Standing Group of Experts on African swine fever (ASF) in the Baltic and Eastern Europe region under the GF-TADs umbrella was set-up to analyze the experience and evaluate the measures taken to control the infection. The activities of the Group are aimed at the building-up of a closer cooperation among countries affected by ASF and thereby address the disease in a more collaborative manner across the Baltic and Eastern Europe sub-region.

 

Mar 16, 2016

Categorys: African Swine Fever , Events , Veterinary , Epizootic situation