Wild Boar and Porcine Brucellosis Spreading

by 5m Editor
6 July 2009, at 9:42am

EU - The risk of Brucella suis spreading through Europe's pigs herd has been identified and qualitatively assessed by the European Food Safety Authority.

The presence of infected wild boars and hares in areas of outdoor pig production remains the most important risk factor in currently affected areas in Europe. Movement of live pigs and semen from these areas could spread the disease to other parts of Europe.

Therefore, says the authority, awareness should be raised in the pig industry for indicative clinical signs of porcine brucellosis.

Further Reading

- You can view the EFSA porcine brucellosis by clicking here.

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