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Classical Swine Fever Outbreaks Hit Colombia

10 March 2015

COLOMBIA - Six new outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) have been reported on farms and backyard operations in the country.

In total, 216 cases have been reported and as a result, 191 pigs have died.

The pigs contracted the disease through contact with other animals from other farms and from the movement of animals.  

The lack of biosecurity measures and swill feeding is also to blame.

Although the event is not resolved, the situation is sufficiently stable.

Lucy Towers

Lucy Towers
News Team - Editor

After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.

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