Russia reports outbreak of Classical Swine Fever east of Moscow

23-05-2011 | | |

An outbreak of Classical Swine Fever has been reported a backyard farm in the Russian Vladimir oblast (east of Moscow), near Melohovo village in the Kovrov rayon.

This is reported by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).

The presence of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), reported on May 18, was discovered in the course of testing of pathological material taken from a pig found dead in a backyard farm ‘OAO Kovrovski lesokombinat’.

Positive results for Classical Swine Fever (CSF) were obtained by the All-Russian Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology (GNU VNIIVViM). Total pig population was 86 pigs; after the disease was diagnosed 74 pigs died. Measures aimed at eradication of the foci of infection are taken; the epizootological investigation is carried out.

Reporting CSF
Russia has been reporting CSF to the Organization for Animal Health (OIE) since February 15, 2010. Initially, the disease was identified in wild boar in two ‘hunting units’ and one ‘state wildlife reserve’ in the Smolenskaya province.

Until February 21, 2011, a total of 15 outbreaks have been reported, involving both domestic and wild swine. The most recent outbreak was reported on February 2011, concerning confirmed cases in a game farm for wild boar in the Smolenskaya oblast.

Russia applies CSF vaccination in domestic pigs.

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