The continued advance of African swine fever (ASF) through Eastern European countries has triggered concern amongst pig farmers and governing bodies. Defra has upgraded the threat to the UK from ‘very low’ to ‘low’ – meaning the risk is “rare but could occur” (EFSA terminology). This severe disease of pigs entered Europe through Georgia in 2007, and has since continued to the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe, including EU countries in the Baltic States, Poland and very recently the Czech Republic, in wild boar.
News from August 2017
Posted: 18 August, 2017