9 thousand pigs killed on the farm because of the plague of Rostov

Epidemics

ROSTOV-ON-DON, November 16 — RIA Novosti, Yulia Nasulina. Specialists have completed the destruction of all pigs — about 9000 goals — to svinotovarnoy farm № 3 of "Bataisk" (included in Rostov group "Agrokom"), where an outbreak of African swine fever, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, acting head of the regional veterinary Vitaly Martynovchenko.

Case pigs STF № 3 of "Bataisk" began on November 5. Specialists have confirmed the virus of African swine fever. On a pig farm was quarantined, and in a regime of Azov district emergencies. A total of JSC "Bataisk" contained more than 25,000 pigs, of which about 9000 — on svinotovarnoy farm number 3. As demonstrated by an internal investigation of the Office of the Regional Veterinary and Rosselkhoznadzor in the Rostov region, the outbreak could become the importation of the food is from the "plague" of the Kuban region under conditions of poor disinfection at the entrance.

"To date, all livestock on the STF № 3 destroyed. Has already been done "first disinfecting the dirty background", is cleaning buildings. All the food — about 16 tons — removed and burnt, "- said the source.

African swine fever swept the Rostov region in 2009, when the region was recorded 31 outbreak of the virus in domestic pigs in 2010, 26 outbreaks occurred. During this time, the number of pigs in the area declined by nearly two times — up to 530 thousand. This year, the weakened virus activity — there are only three outbreaks of the plague.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Rostov region, "contain" a large-scale spread of the virus was possible thanks to the operational measures taken in the region. "Under the plan of measures to prevent the development and spread of swine fever, a law on animal health, veterinarians granting authority for access to the animals, which are contained in the facilities of all forms of property," — said the deputy governor of the region — Agriculture Minister Vyacheslav Vasilenko.

He added that the Regional Ministry of Agriculture is also sent to the federal government proposals for changes in federal law. In particular, it was proposed to introduce compulsory registration of farm animals and to adopt rules for pigs in private farms, to limit compensation for expropriated the number of animals of veterinary law violators, and to take the federal target program on the elimination of swine fever in Russia.

Earlier, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Russian Federation Nikolai Vlasov told journalists that, in his opinion, inadequate legislation of the country today prevented veterinarians deal with African swine fever and need adequate revisions.

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.

Source: RIA Novosti

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