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July 4, 2016

Cattle and swine diseases reported in Russia and Ukraine (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended Jul 4, 2016)

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Cattle and swine diseases were reported in Russia and Ukraine this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.
 

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1.   Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Russia                           

Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in Russia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 28 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 27, with outbreaks reported in Respublika Kalmykiya and Respublika Dagestan. Five cases were identified in cattle, resulting in five deaths and 23,057 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted and treatment was given to the affected animals.

2.   First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine                   

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Ukraine, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 29 from Dr. Oleksandr Verzhykhovskiy, Deputy Head, State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak was reported to have started on June 24 in Krymka, Pervomayskiy, Nikolayev. Nine fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 114 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, traceability, dipping/spraying, quarantine, surveillance within and outside of containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to the affected animals.

3.   First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia                      

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 1 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 14, 2014. 29 outbreaks were reported in the western parts of Russia, with 21 cases identified in swine, 16 fatalities, and resulting in 311 becoming susceptible. 122 were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance within and outside of containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 


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