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African swine fever hits Romania’s biggest pig farm

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 26, 2018 12:55

African swine fever hits Romania’s biggest pig farm

Romania has confirmed an outbreak of deadly African swine fever at the country’s largest pig breeding farm and all 140,000 animals will be culled. The farm complex, which consists of three adjoining properties and is located in the southern county of Braila, is owned by Romanian company TEBU Consult. Director of local veterinary and sanitary agency said he had heard reports that some smallholders had been dumping the corpses of infected pigs into the Danube, suggesting the highly contagious virus might have been spread by river water. Romania has reported hundreds of outbreaks of the disease among pigs kept in backyards and smallholdings as well as several large private farms located especially in the south of the country. About 100,000 pigs have been culled so far.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 26, 2018 12:55

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