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Two New Outbreaks of CSF in Lithuania

by 5m Editor
6 June 2011, at 9:16am

LITHUANIA - The Lithuanian veterinary authorities have reported two more outbreaks of classical swine fever in Kaunas, the country's second largest city.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no.1 on Friday, 3 June.

According to the report, a total of 7688, out of which a 100 per cent morbidity rate was reported. No deaths have been recorded, and no animals were destroyed.

State Food and Veterinary Services inform that according to clinical, pathological and laboratory investigation one outbreak was confirmed in the 10-km surveillance zone and another in the 3-km protection zone. The holdings contain only fattening pigs and are owned by the same company of the holding where a CSF outbreak was confirmed on 1 June (herd number LT40571400893). These holdings received the same feed and piglets from the breeding farm where a CSF outbreak was confirmed first.

The presence of the virus was confirmed by PCR on 2 June 2011 by the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (NFVRAI), which is the National Reference Laboratory for CSF of Lithuania. Further laboratory investigation is ongoing.

Measures according to Directive 2001/89/EC on community measures to control classical swine fever are being implemented, the report states.

A standstill for movements of pigs has been implemented all over the territory of Lithuania.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on classical swine fever by clicking here.

5m Editor