December 26, 2011

 

New outbreaks of African Swine Fever found in Russia

 

 

Two new outbreaks of African swine fever were reported in Russian farms located in Saratovskaya oblast and Orenburgskaya oblast, said Nicolay Vlasov, CVO of Veterinary services from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Moscow.

 

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received a follow-up report on  December 22.

 

The report states that a total of 296 pigs were found susceptible, out of which 24 cases were reported. All 24 affected animals were found dead, and the remaining 272 pigs were destroyed.

 

The source of the outbreaks remain inconclusive, and is under investigation.