African Swine Fever Outbreak in Bryansk

by 5m Editor
6 February 2014, at 6:56am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of African swine fever at a farm located in Bryanskaya oblast.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 3 on Wednesday, 5 February.

According to the report, the outbreak took place on 15 January wherein a total of 194 pigs were found to be susceptible, out of which 13 cases were reported. A total of 20 pigs were destroyed.

Introduction of new live animals and legal movement of animals have been traced as the main sources of the outbreaks.

According to the OIE, suspicion that the farm was affected (peasant farm «L’vov A.L.») arose during the epidemiological investigation of the outbreak in Tul’skaya Oblast (breeding factory «Lasarevskoye»), which started on 15 January 2014.

Laboratory tests confirmed that the slaughtered swine were infected by African swine fever virus. Currently, measures are being implemented in this farm in order to eliminate the outbreak.

In the near future, all swine (194 heads from the fattening group) will be destroyed (by euthanasia and incineration). The most probable source of the virus in the farm «L’vov A.L.» is the breeding factory «Lasarevskoye», Tul’skaya Oblast.