CSF spreads in Croatia
About 5,500 pigs have to be culled in Eastern Croatia
after a new outbreak of classical swine fever, the agriculture ministry said.
outbreak, not far from the city of Osijek, is the worst so
far in the country, the ministry added.
The farm is not far from the spot where CSF was found in October, according
to the ministry. At that time 3,600 pigs were slaughtered.
Veterinary officials say that weak bio-security measures and uncontrolled
transport of the animals from the previously contaminated farm caused the new
CSF broke out in Croatia in July for the first time since 2003. From that
moment on, over 6,000 pigs have been slaughtered.
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