EC action on ASF includes “depopulation” measures for wild boars

The European Commission (EC) has updated the EU’s control measures to combat the spread of African swine fever (ASF) across Europe.

The move builds on the recent inter-ministerial meeting which took place in Warsaw last month.

“The new measures also take account of the positive evolution of the situation in the domestic pig sector in Latvia and Lithuania,” said the EC, a fact which has resulted in the lifting of some of the existing restrictions on pig farming, in those countries.

“At the same time, however, new ASF cases were registered in wild boar in Latvia and Poland, leading to an adjustment of the restricted areas in these two countries.”

The Commission had further “insisted” on the importance of higher biosecurity on pig farms across Europe and the need for the targeted depopulation measures for wild boars.

See current EC measures for ASF

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