European vets head to ASF to halt ASF in Bulgaria

Veterinary experts from the European Commission arrived in Bulgaria yesterday. The inspectors are in the country to check whether the measures taken by Bulgaria against the spread of African swine fever are adequate and timely.

Outbreaks of the African swine fever have been found in more than 10 regions in Bulgaria. The latest outbreak at a breeding farm, near Ruse in the north east of the Bulgaria, was confirmed on Saturday.

Culling of 17,000 pigs has already started. Bulgaria has requested financial assistance from Europe to deal with the epidemic.

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