In Krasnodar Territory, due to the outbreak of ASF has scored 500,000 pigs


23.10.12.Veterinarnye service Krasnodar region spend mass culling of pigs from private households. According to official data, in the first nine months of 2012 to stop the spread of African swine fever (ASF) was destroyed a total of 500,000 pigs.

Compared with 2010, the number of pigs in the province decreased by three times. This year, an outbreak of ASF were killed 160,000 pigs. Animal carcasses were burned in designated areas away from the pig farm.

Key problem

Russia's chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko said recently that the spread of ASF in part can not be stopped until now, because the disease is not dangerous to humans. The result, often, farmers are trying to sell contaminated pork and conceal the outbreak.

— People do not get sick of African swine fever. Here it is not a serious concern. And as a result — since 2007, when the ASF was first documented in the Krasnodar region, all attempts to control it have failed. If we buy and eat infected meat — we do not get sick, but the virus out of the body can go back to the farm, can get into crop production. Soon the virus will circulate around the world, — he said.


Meanwhile, the regions first convictions handed to officials and managers of veterinary services. Chief Veterinarian Timashevsky District Konstantin Kunenko was convicted on part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code ("Negligence, including a material breach of the rights and legitimate interests of the State") and sentenced to a fine of 120,000 rubles.

Continue to withdraw en masse from the private sector livestock

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