First case of African swine fever established in domestic pig farm this year

  • 2017-01-15
  • BNS/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Food and Veterinary Service has established an outbreak of African swine fever in farm in Krimulda County (central Latvia), which is the first case of ASW established in a domestic pig farm this year.

The outbreak was established at the Rukus farmstead, which currently has 5,023 pigs.

As the Food and Veterinary Service informed BNS, the pigs at the farm are currently being liquidated, and an investigation is underway to find out how the infection penetrated the farm

A three-km quarantine zone has also been established around the farm.

So far this year, African swine fever has been established in 43 wild board, but this is the first case the infection has been established in domestic pigs in Latvia.