Germany free of Classical Swine Fever
Following regulations in the OIE Animal Health Code
Germany is now free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF).
Six months have passed since the last outbreak of the disease.
To eradicate CSF
on the short term the strategy of stamping out without
vaccination has been applied successfully, according to a report from Dr Werner
Zwingmann, head of the animal health division of the ministry of consumer
protection, food and agriculture.
Germany has drawn up different control plans each year for CSF control that
are adapted to the situation of the disease in the country.
It has set out further measures for CSF control and for the monitoring of
the epidemiological situation in Germany with a view to finally eradicating this
disease in domestic pigs and wild boar and to preventing introductions from
These plans contain requirements for the following aspects as key
â€¢ checks on the identification of pigs,
programmes providing for virological and serological tests in breeding herds and
â€¢ prevention and control of CSF in wild
â€¢ feeding of swill (kitchen offal),
â€¢ training and
information schemes for farmers, traders and veterinarians.
These plans have been approved by the European Commission.
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