April 21, 2021

Russia sees 36 ASF cases during January 1 to April 9, 2021


There have been 36 cases of African swine fever in Russia from January 1 to April 9 this year.


The number entails 19 cases wild pigs and 17 in domestic pigs.


The last three outbreaks of ASF in early April were recorded in the Khabarovsk Territory and the Komi Republic.


In Khabarovsk, one outbreak is located on a farm in the village of Konstantinovka, where 131 pigs were kept. 16 of them were sick and six died.


The second outbreak was on a personal subsidiary farm in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where two pigs were sick and one died. In the Komi Republic, an outbreak was detected in the village of Malaya Sluda. There were 57 pigs on the farm — one was sick and had died.


Based on veterinary regulations, all pigs in the ASF outbreaks must be removed and culled. According to a new document, which was valid starting March 1, 2021, the deadline for the removal of pigs is set in a week and quarantine has been extended to 30 days.


The epizootic situation with ASF in Russia remains challenging. According to a forecast by ARRIAH scientists, an average of 132 new outbreaks this year are expected among domestic hogs as well as 69 in wild boar.


According to the National Union of Pig Breeders, from November 2020 to January 2021, about 560 thousand pigs were culled in Russia due to ASF.


- Pig333