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74% of pigs culled on African swine fever-stricken Druvas Unguri farm

BC, Riga, 17.08.2018.Print version

Around 74% of the pigs on the Druvas Unguri farm, which was hit by an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) earlier this month, have been culled already, informs LETA referring to the spokeswoman for the Food and Veterinary Service Ilze Meistere.

The carcasses of the 11,496 slaughtered pigs have been taken to Grow Energy company in Limbazi for disposal.

The culling of the pigs on the Druvas Unguri farm has been going on since August 4.

The government has allocated EUR 367,000 to the ASF-stricken Druvas Unguri farm. The money will come from the government's emergency funds.

According to the agricultural database, the farm has 15,570 pigs, and all of them have to be culled in order to stop the spread of the disease.

The ASF outbreak on the Druvas Unguri farm, which was reported on August 2, is the largest outbreak of the infection in Latvia since 2014 when the first ASF case was recorded not far from the Belarusian border.


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