A second Smithfield farm in South West Romania has been struck by Classical Swine Fever (CSF).
It is the second farm in the region, near the border with Hungary, in less than a week, causing the slaughter of some 16,000 animals.
Last week, the Romanian authorities found an outbreak at another Smithfield pig farm in the village of Cenei. Here, about 20,000 animals had to be killed.
Romania’s Veterinary Health Authority added that it expected more outbreaks. These are the first outbreaks of CSF in the area since 2003.
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