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Classical Swine Fever In Germany

by 5m Editor
17 November 2006, at 11:31am

GERMANY - This is follow up report No.4 via OIE on the Classical Swine Fever outbreak in domestic pigs in Germany.


Information received on 9 November 2006 from Dr Werner Zwingmann, Head, Animal Health Division, Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture, Bonn:

End of previous report period: 14 June 2006 (see Disease Information, 19 [24], 470, dated 15 June 2006).
End of this report period: 9 November 2006.
Identification of agent: classical swine fever (CSF) virus.
Date of first confirmation of the event: 3 March 2006.
Date of start of the event: 1 March 2006.

Six months have passed since the last outbreak of the disease. The strategy of stamping out without vaccination has been applied.
Germany has drawn up different control plans each year for CSF control that are adapted to the situation of the disease in the country and set out further measures for CSF control and for the monitoring of the epidemiological situation in Germany with a view to finally eradicating this disease in domestic pigs and wild boar and to preventing introductions from third countries.
These plans contain requirements for the following aspects as key contents:
  • checks on the identification of pigs,
  • testing programmes providing for virological and serological tests in breeding herds and boar herds,
  • prevention and control of CSF in wild boar,
  • feeding of swill,
  • training and information schemes for farmers, traders and veterinarians.
These plans have been approved by the European Commission.
Germany declares that it has met the requirements for recognition as a country free from classical swine fever in domestic pigs according to Chapter 2.6.7. and Appendix 3.8.8. of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code since 9 November 2006.

Final report: yes.

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