In the Mamalyha village of the Novoselytskyi district of the Chernivtsi region, the African swine fever (ASF) was diagnosed.
This is reported by the press service of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.
"At the State Research Institute of Laboratory Diagnostics and Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise (Kyiv), two samples of biological material collected from pigs in pig farms of a physical person in the Mamalyha village of the Novoselytskyi district of the Chernivtsi region were analyzed and the DNA of the African swine fever virus was identified (result report studies of pathological material №000013 p.m. \ 18 of 03.01.2018), " says the report.
Currently, measures are being taken to eliminate the disease in the outbreak and prevent the spread of the disease, and an epizootic investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the disease.
When analyzing the occurrence of African swine fever, in farms of different forms of ownership it is established that the disease is entered with food products of animal origin. Most of the hosts in which the pigs were sick with African swine fever confirmed that kitchen waste was used for feeding animals, among which there could be pieces of sausage, hams, lard. And as you know, in smoked meat products, the virus can persist for up to three and even up to six months.
The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection once again stresses that in the conditions of a tense epizootic situation of African swine fever in Ukraine, the health and well-being of animals depends entirely on the public consciousness and actions of individuals containing these animals.
In this regard, of course, it is necessary to observe the following rules:
- Do not feed pigs with food waste containing pork or slaughter products without heat treatment;
- Keep pigs only in enclosed spaces, not allowing their walking and contact with other animals;
- Do not buy animals in places uninstalled for this purpose and without accompanying veterinary documents;
- Servicing animals only in removable clothing, using individual care products and equipment;
- Do not allow visits to households and livestock buildings to third parties;
- Provide a closed mode of operation of the economy;
- Do not drive sick pigs and do not alter their carcasses.
Observance of the above elementary measures will save your animals from the disease of African swine fever, and you - from unpredictable material losses.