EC supports the fight against ASF in the Baltic States

by Editor
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will collectively receive € 2.5 mill. from the European Commission to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) from Russia and Belarus.

The Commission said the money was for preventative measures, which include cleansing and disinfection of vehicles, surveillance and laboratory testing, awareness campaigns and even the use of wild boar repellents and preventative early slaughter of pigs in risk backyard farms.