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· African Swine Fever: Bulgaria imposes countrywide ban on transport of pigs
· Second Bulgaria’s industrial farm hit by African swine fever in one week
African Swine Fever: Bulgaria imposes countrywide ban on transport of pigs
The Sofia Globe (Bulgaria)
January 10, 2020
A countrywide ban on the transportation of pigs to and from breeding farms and slaughterhouses has come into effect, as a step against African Swine Fever (ASF), the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said.
The ban will remain in effect while official checks are carried out for ASF at pig holdings, on vehicles used to transport them and at the final destinations of the animals, the agency said.
Samples will be taken from all dead pigs at all pig holdings, under the control of an official veterinarian, and the samples will be examined “solely and exclusively” at the national laboratory in Sofia.
Cleaning and disinfection will be carried out at the meat-producing enterprises. After proving the effectiveness of the disinfection, the slaughter of animals from ASF-free enterprises will be allowed.
Thorough disinfection will also be carried out on the means of transport of live animals, their feed and slaughter products. After the absence of the virus has been proven, disinfection will be carried out on the entire vehicle each time it enters a pig or meat production establishment.
The agency said that since the beginning of 2020, five outbreaks of ASF have been registered, two of which were at industrial farms in the village of Nikola Kozlevo, Shoumen district, and the village of Brestak, Varna district.
The other outbreaks were...
Second Bulgaria’s industrial farm hit by African swine fever in one week
By Denis Bedoya, Infosurhoy
January 9, 2020
SOFIA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) on Wednesday evening confirmed a second outbreak of African swine fever in an industrial farm in the country in a week.
A total of 39,656 pigs are raised in the farm, which is located in the village of Brestak in the northeastern part of the country, the agency said in a statement.
All pigs in the farm will be culled, the statement said.
Last Friday, BFSA confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever in...