October 28, 2011


Ukraine lifts Lithuanian pig imports ban



The ban on pigs and sub products' imports from Lithuania which was introduced from June 1, 2011, has been lifted by Ukraine's State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service.


According to the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service, the ban was lifted by a resolution dated October 26.


According to an official statement by the International Office of Epizootics, no fresh cases of classical swine fever have been registered in Lithuania.


Import of other commodities subject to State Veterinary control is provided according to the existing veterinary requirements.


According to the media, classical swine fever (CSF) or hog cholera is a highly contagious disease of pigs and wild boar.


It causes fever, skin lesions, convulsions and usually (particularly in young animals) death within 15 days (80-100%).

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