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Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
Rosselkhoznadzor Participates in the 4th Meeting of Standing Group of Experts on ASF in the Eastern Europe and Baltic
The 4th meeting of Standing Group of
experts on ASF in the Eastern Europe and
Baltic was held in the framework of the 84th General Session of the OIE
The approval of the final report and
recommendations of the 3rd Meeting of the group which had been held
in March, 2016 in
Moscow was brought to the agenda. Summary reports on the current epidemic
situation on ASF, changes in disease control methods and implementation of
recommendations approved at the previous meetings regarding control of the
disease spread in domestic swine and wild boar populations were made.
The group participants were specifically
concerned of the ongoing disease spread in the territory of Ukraine,
particularly in increase of ASF outbreaks in domestic pigs in regions which had
been previously free from the disease, located in close proximity to Moldavia
and Romania borders. Such increase in outbreaks in domestic pigs was probably connected
with insufficient surveillance of wild boars. This fact multiply increases the
risk of further disease spread in the West and Central Europe.
Taking into consideration the high risk of
further disease spread it was decided to invite the representatives of the West
European countries bordering on Ukraine, such as Moldova, Hungary and Romania
into the working group. Further invitation of other neighboring countries
including Slovakia and Finland as observers is possible.
Also considering the fact that a huge percent
of pig population in the Republic of Moldova is kept in private backyards but
not at the large enterprises with sufficient level of biosafety it was decided
to suggest Moldova to accept a group of independent experts with Konstantin
Gruzdev, Professor of the FGBI “ARRIAH” as a member.
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