Outbreak of ASF in the Ivanovo Region11 December 2012
African Swine Fever
RUSSIA - The Russian Veterinary Service has reported a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Ivanovo region in western Russia.
The outbreak was reported on a private farm in the village of Ivanovo Nikulskoe, Ivanovo region.
In response, the veterinary service has issued the following advice:
- smallholders keep livestock in the barns, stables, and avoid contact with other animals
- handle pigs and facilities with care to avoid biting insects (lice, ticks, fleas)
- constantly fight against rodents
- do not use food waste to feed pigs
- Do not purchase live pigs from unauthorized trading places without accompanying veterinary documents
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