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Mexico Declared Free of Aujeszky's Disease

28 January 2014

MEXICO - For the hog production sector, valued at 473 million pesos, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has declared Mexico free of Aujeszky's disease.

This declaration favours the marketing of pigs and their products as well as by-products, a situation that will impact positively on the development of swine production in the state, since it will become more competitive and profitable.

The Federal Government, through the National Health Service, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA), and in coordination with the Government of Mexico and pork producers, conducted health measures for diagnosis, control, eradication and epidemiologically - active and passive - surveillance of the disease.

The absence of the diseases was deduced through epidemiological surveys conducted in 100 per cent of pig farms in production, as well as a statistically representative sample of confirmed swine in backyards.

These tasks were carried out in accordance with the objectives and procedures established by the Amendment to Mexican Official Standard NOM-007-ZOO-1994 National Campaign against Aujeszky's disease, published in the Official Gazette on 15 August 1996.

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