All pig farm Kuban destroyed because of the outbreak of ASF

MOSCOW, June 20 — RIA Novosti, Tatyana Kuznetsova. Veterinarians destroyed all stock — about 4.8 thousand pigs — Farm largest agricultural holdings "Kuban" in the Tbilisi district of Krasnodar region, where there was an outbreak of African swine told RIA Novosti on Monday representatives of the regional administration Rosselkhoznadzor.

The farm belongs to the agricultural firm "Caucasus" agricultural holding "Kuban", which is a part of "Basic Element" and is one of the leading agro-industrial companies in Russia.

Previously reported that livestock farms are 4.3 thousand animals.

Diagnosis of swine fever in the farm confirmed Kropotkin boundary Veterinary Laboratory and the Laboratory of Protection. At Tbilisi's regime introduced emergency.

"All of the number of pigs on the farm have been destroyed, we can say that the source of the disease has been virtually eliminated, take preventive measures," — said the source.

At a distance of five kilometers from the epicenter of the disease is no longer pig and pigs that have kept in smallholdings.

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.

Earlier Krasnodarkom edge swine virus was identified in Kurganinsk, Red Army, Temryuk, Starominsky, Labinsk and Novopokrovskiy areas.

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