In the last couple of weeks the messages have been tumbling over each other – African Swine Fever seems to have settled in the European Union, as messages keep coming from Latvia, Poland and Lithuania.
Now also farms are being affected, it’s time for some mapping.
This link shows exactly on which locations in the European Union African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found. The information used was obtained by consulting the website of the International Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The only thing that was not reported here is the discovery this week of African Swine Fever on a major professional and exemplary swine farm in Lithuania. Idavang’s Rupinskai farm, managed by Danish owners, housed 19,000 pigs, which all have to be culled.
When put together, a couple of things can be seen:
Perhaps most worrisome is that no longer can be said that ‘it’s only wild boars’ carrying ASF around. Pigs in villages were affected and now two pig farms – one small in Poland and one professional large one in Lithuania as well.