There has been a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a private farm in Kalachevsky district, Volgograd region, according to a representative of the regional department of veterinary medicine.
At a private farm, where dead animals have been found, there were kept 12 pigs. Laboratory materials for a diagnosis have been sent to the All-Russian Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology in the city of Pokrov in the Vladimir region.
He said the last time African Swine Fever was detected in domestic pigs in the region was in 2010. Throughout 2011 and early 2012 in the region ASF was diagnosed only in wild boars.
Currently in the Kalachevskyi district veterinary services are taking steps to prevent the possible spread of the disease. 680 heads of pigs are in quarantine currently.