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All news / Further Backyard Pigs Dead From ASF in Ukraine,more Wild Boar Killed by ASF in Estonia and 34 ASF Outbreaks Reported in Latvia

  • 10 Sep 2015, 13:41

There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a backyard pig holding in Ukraine.Seven pigs died in the outbreak and another pig was destroyed. Stamping out has been conducted in the area.The outbreak occurred in Maksymivka village, in Chernigov province.

There have been eight more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Estonia.Thirteen wild boar died from the disease across the eight outbreaks.The outbreaks occurred in the provinces of Viljandi, Vöru, Pölva and Jögeva.

Two pigs and 22 wild boar died in the most recent African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks reported in Latvia.Only two of the 34 outbreaks occurred in pigs, with the rest occurring in wild boar. In addition to the 22 dead wild boar, 15 were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading.The first pig outbreak was on a backyard holding with only two pigs in Selu parish, Mazsalacas county. One of the pigs died and the other was destroyed.The other outbreak affecting pigs was on a farm in Griskanu parish, Rezeknes county. There were seven cases in all, with one death and 143 pigs destroyed.