Romania resumes CSF vaccination
Romania will be resuming on-farm vaccinations against
classical swine fever (CSF) soon, the website of the US Department of
Vaccination will resume on November 1 in smaller farms and on January 1
next year in commercial farms.
To comply with EU requirements, Romania stopped vaccinating in smaller
farms as early as January 2003. In the beginning of this year, the country
stopped vaccinations in commercial farms too.
The result hasn't been too positive as this year alone 416 have been
reported, affecting 4,200 pigs. All cases were identified in the smaller
The current situation is alarming, so the Romanian Veterinary Agency shall
be introducing an identification system consisting of two different vaccines:
the marker vaccine (M) and the C virus vaccine (V), which is alive but weak.
This system will guarantee full traceability and will ensure that meat from
vaccinated animals is consumed only within Romania.
Last month, the EU's Permanent Veterinary Committee
approved the request of the Romanian Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety
Authority to resume vaccination against CSF
Pig export ban
Romanian pig exports to other EU countries have been prohibited since
January 1, 2003 and due to the CSF outbreaks the ban shall not be lifted until
at least the end of September 2007.
Exports will be permitted again when CSF is eradicated and vaccinations
have completely stopped for at least six months.
The EU will provide and fund the vaccines to carry out the vaccination
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