Outbreak ASF hits piglet producer

by Dagmar Behme
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
ASF continues to spread.
Photo: imago images / Winfried Rothermel
ASF continues to spread.

Swine fever has been detected in a large holding in Poland. The sow farmer is located about 70 km from the German border.

At the weekend the State Veterinary Authority in the Polish Puławy confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever in the Lubuskie voivodeship. This is the first detection in 2020 in a domestic animal population. The village of Niedoradz, about 70 kilometres east of Guben in Brandenburg, is affected.

It is a piglet producer with more than 23,700 animals, including almost 8,000 sows, all of which must now be killed. Polish farmers fear that the piglets sold by the farm could transmit the virus to other pigsties, farmer.pl reports.

Schweine in Griechenland
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