POLAND, Warsaw. For the second time this year in Poland it hit a large pig farmer. The fattener obtained piglets from the first infested farm.
The current outbreak is located near Poznan in the Wielkopolska Voivodeship. About 10,000 pigs are kept on the farm. The State Veterinary Service in the Polish Puławy reports that on 16 March the fattener had obtained 1,900 piglets from the farm in the Lubuskie Voivodeship, where the first case of African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs was detected on 20 March. The distance between the piglet producer and the fattening farm is approximately 120 km.
The veterinary authority further informs that all deliveries of piglets from the first infected holding have now been traced.
In the previous year 48 outbreaks of ASF had occurred in domestic pigs in Poland. All farm sizes were affected - from farms with two pigs to a fattening unit with 9,500 animals. Almost half of the outbreaks occurred in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship. In total, more than 35,000 pigs had to be killed in 2019.