Germany Puts Swine Fever Controls in Place

GERMANY - The European Commission is to suspend the movement of all pigs and impose precautionary measures in the "Regierungs-bezirke" Arnsberg, Munster, and Dusseldorf, in North-Rhine Westphalia following a fresh outbreak of classical swine fever. The outbreak occurred on a farm in the municipality of Borken.
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The control measures have been backed by an extraordinary meeting of the Standing Committee for the Food Chain and Animal Health, which was convened in the margins of a scheduled meeting of Chief Veterinary Officers. In addition to a complete suspension of all pig movement in the "Regierungsbezirke" Arnsberg, Munster, and Dusseldorf in North Rhine-Westphalia areas for at least 10 days, the preventive measures laid down in Directive 2001/89/EC are also being applied. The movement restrictions are subject to review.

A three-kilometer protection zone has been established around the outbreak area, and disease control measures, including culling and disinfection, are being applied by the German authorities in this zone.

Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection

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