Bulgaria reports CSF in South East
Bulgaria started culling some 142 pigs at the weekend
to prevent a Classical Swine Fever (CSF) outbreak in the south of the country
from spreading, veterinary authorities said.
The disease was detected Thursday in a farm in the village of
Authorities began Friday the slaughtering of all the farm's
pigs to prevent the disease from spreading further.
"We have set up a 3-km protection zone around the village and all
animals within 10 km will be tested for the virus," said Paskal Zhelyazkov,
deputy head of the national veterinary office.
This is the second CSF outbreak reported in Bulgaria this year. In January,
authorities had slaughtered some 164 infected pigs at a farm in the town of
Smyadovo in the North East.
neighbouring Romania - both of which joined the European Union in 2007 - are
currently banned from exporting live pigs, pork and other pig products to EU
Bulgaria has stopped vaccinating against the disease in
the past two years in line with EU regulations.
week, another CSF outbreak in Russia, North East of the Black Sea, was confirmed
at a 6,000 head pig farm.
The outbreak, killing 351 animals and
infecting another 870, was fought by vaccination and transport
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