More than 120 pigs were killed at the farm male colony Number 4 (IR-4) of the city of Torzhok, Tver region, veterinarians do not rule out an outbreak of African swine fever, told RIA Novosti source in the regional police.
"The loss of 127 pigs was recorded at the end of May. Local veterinary service as a result of research first diagnosed pasteurellosis. The material was sent to the regional veterinary service, which experts made a preliminary diagnosis of" African swine fever ", — told the agency.
He added that the final confirmation of the diagnosis should give the experts laboratory in Intercession Vladimir region, where on May 29 have been sent samples.
Subsistence agriculture provides the needs of the colony. In addition, the meat produced by the economy, designed for implementation of the IR-4 personnel and veterans agencies. Swine meat in food have been reported.
African swine fever (disease Montgomery) was first recorded in 1903 in South Africa. Under natural conditions, are susceptible to domestic and wild pigs. Infection occurs through contact with sick animals healthy. The disease poses no threat to human health, but extremely dangerous for the animal, since no cure and vaccine. Stop the spread of the virus can only be tough quarantine measures, causing huge economic losses.