June 6, 2011

 

Belarus limits animal husbandry imports from various countries

 

 

Restriction of animal husbandry imports by Belarus has been imposed on Lithuania, Russia and Germany.

 

The import of live pigs from Lithuania has been temporarily suspended. Belarus has also temporarily restricted the import of pork and processed pork products, raw hides, raw entrails, pig bristle, boar sperm, fodder and fodder additives that include pork-based raw materials, hunting trophies made of wild pigs from Kaunas District.

 

The decision was made following a case of classical swine fever in Kaunas District of Lithuania as reported by the International Office of Epizootics.

 

Additional measures will be taken to prevent the etiologic agent of classical swine fever from penetrating Belarusian pig-breeding complexes. Previously issued permits for importing the abovementioned products from Lithuania have been revoked.

 

Belarus has temporarily suspended the import of live poultry, hatchable eggs, feathers, poultry meat, and all kinds of poultry products, fodder and fodder additives made of poultry, second-hand equipment used to keep, slaughter and butcher poultry from North Westphalia of Germany. Relevant import permits have been revoked. The decision was made following a case of H7 flu among birds in North Westphalia.

 

In view of the registration of an African swine fever case in the town of Torzhok, Tver Oblast, Russia Belarus has temporarily banned the import of live pigs, boar sperm, pork and processed pork products, raw hides, raw entrails, pig bristle, wild boars, wild boar meat, hunting trophies, fodder and fodder additives for livestock animals, fodder and fodder additives for cats and dogs, which are made of raw materials originating from Tver Oblast. The prohibition has been applied to second-hand equipment used to keep, slaughter and butcher pigs.

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