Russian African Swine Fever Outbreaks Affect Farmed, Backyard Pigs

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three further outbreaks of African swine fever in Smolensk Oblast and Pskov Oblast, affecting farmed as well as backyard pigs.
calendar icon 3 July 2014
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 16 on Wednesday, 2 July.

According to the latest report, a total of 23,414 pigs were involved, out of which 64 cases were reported. Out of the 64 affected animals, a total of 63 pigs were reportedly found dead, and the remaining one pig was destroyed.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.

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