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· African Swine Fever is Spreading in Bulgaria
· Bulgaria reports six new outbreaks of African swine fever
African Swine Fever is Spreading in Bulgaria
Sofia News Agency
Novinite.com - July 9, 2019
African swine fever is spreading, the transmission of the virus among feral and domestic pigs is very dangerous, Dr. Georgi Chobanov, Director of Animal Health and Welfare, and Feed Control, told Focus Radio in reference to the new outbreaks of the disease.
In domestic swine, the disease can be eradicated, but in the wild population it takes longer as it is difficult to locate the infected animals, Dr. Chobanov said. He recommended several measures to the farmers.
"First, if possible, not to keep pigs for a while as the disease is now starting. From now on, it will increase in area and affected animals. If, however, they have decided to do it anyway, these pigs must be registered. This means buying them from a farm that is licenced to breed and sell this type of animals, having all necessary documents, and raising them according to the requirements,” he explained. He further said that every animal owner must have a contract with a registered veterinarian who will supervise the animal. The law...
Bulgaria reports six new outbreaks of African swine fever
Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; editing by David Evans, Reuters
via KFGO (ND) - July 09, 2019
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported new outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs in six villages in the northern region of Pleven, the national food safety agency said on Tuesday.
All pigs in the six villages were outbreaks were confirmed will be culled and a three-kilometer quarantine zone will be established around the village, the agency said in a statement.
African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects pigs and wild boar...