More measures against CSF in Croatia
A selective nationwide ban on the transport of pigs
has to stop a Classical Swine Fever (CSF) outbreak that has already affected
approximately one third of Croatia's pig farms.
"We have forbidden transport of pigs in the whole country, pig fairs, feeding
them slops and keeping them in open spaces," an agriculture ministry spokesman
He added that the spreading of the
disease in Croatia could be called 'worrying'. "Two weeks ago CSF
was present in only two counties. It has
since been reported in six counties out of 21."
The measures do not apply to major pork
producers who have already upgraded bio-security measures at their
Since January 1st, nearly 1,000 pigs have been slaughtered on
In 2006, a similar outbreak in the East of Croatia
resulted in the slaughter of 11,000 pigs, causing losses of approximately €1.1
Slovenia is alarmed as well about the outbreaks in Croatia - a debate is going
on whether strong reactions are justified as the outbreak also has the potential
of affecting the country's pig production.
However, as Slovenia is an
EU member, vaccination is not allowed.
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
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