In Staroscherbinovskoy a village in the Scherbinovskiy district, 68 pigs recently died. African swine fever is the cause of the deaths according to the veterinary laboratory.
The veterinary services reported that at a few nearby farms ASF has been suspected. “If we can not stop the spread of the fever now, if it will spread to neighbouring farms, it is very likely that we won’t be able to stop it at all. The whole pork industry of the Krasnodar region is endangered now and perhaps the neighbouring regions will soon be affected too. African swine fever has never been so real and a serious threat as it is now,” stated representatives of the Pig Association. In the Krasnodar region a state of emergency has been introduced, the Ministry of Emergency Situations as well as all veterinary services were alarmed.
(By Vladislav Vorotnikov)