Bulgaria increases CSF measures
Bulgaria will vaccinate wild boar to contain the
spread of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), agricultural minister Nihat Kabil
In a statement the ministry said, "The measure is
undertaken in line with a decision of the European Commission for vaccinating
wild pigs in Bulgaria against the spread of swine fever
Hunters will be vaccinating by mixing feed placed in feeding racks around
the country, while the boar will remain under constant surveillance, the
This year, veterinary health authorities have reported three CSF outbreaks
in farms in South Eastern Bulgaria and slaughtered over 200 animals to contain a
The situation in Bulgaria is not half as bad as in neighbouring Romania,
where a number of 500 has been reported so far.
Both countries have received the green light to join the EU in 2007. In
line with European Union veterinary rules, pigs in farms cannot be vaccinated
against the CSF.
Due to the outbreaks, a pork trade ban to the EU will be maintained for
nine months after Bulgaria's accession, agriculture ministry officials
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