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ASF in Wild Boar in Rostov, Doubtful in Kaliningrad

by 5m Editor
14 February 2011, at 12:25am

RUSSIA - Earlier suspicions of African swine fever (ASF) in Kaliningrad have not been confirmed but the disease has been found in Rostov

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According to Rosselkhoznadzor, laboratory tests performed in the Kaliningrad interregional veterinary laboratory in the framework of the ASF monitoring of samples taken from wild boars shot in hunting entities of the Pravdinsk district of the Kaliningrad Oblast and from a domestic pig shot during backyard slaughter in the settlement Kostyukovka of the Pravdinsk district of the Kaliningrad Oblast gave positive results. However, laboratory tests performed in the All-Russia Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology (SSI ARRIVV&M of the Rosselkhozacademy) have not confirmed the diagnosis.

Another report from the same source says that a diagnosis of ASF was made after laboratory tests were performed in the Rostov Regional Veterinary Laboratory on samples of pathological material taken from 13 dead boars in the hunting entity Verkhnesvechnikovskoye of the Kasharskiy Rayon in the Rostov Oblast. At the present moment, measures are taken in accordance with the Temporary instruction on prevention and eradication of African swine fever.

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