Ban on pigs near pig farms will be active for 3 years
14:57, — Society
Quarantine has been lifted in Belarus that was introduced due to African pig plague.
The information comes from the director of the state institution Belarusian State Veterinary Center Aliaksandr Aksionau, BelaPAN reports.
At the same time, he highlighted, the ban on pig breeding at private households remains active in the 5 km zone around pig farms. The ban will be active for at least three years since the plague’s hotbed was detected.
Currently work is being done for biological protection of the farms and monitoring the products, imported to Belarus from the Russian Federation, including fodder. The work is being carried out also with the people, who breed pigs. Apart from that monitoring of the situation goes on at pig farms, meet processing factories, among wild and domesticated animals.
Specialists point out that it cannot be claimed that the African pig plague has been completely eliminated in the territory of Belarus. The director of the Vyshaleski Institute for Experimental Veterinary Medicine Anatol Husieu noted, by the existing standards the country is considered not having the decease after three years have passed after the latest case of the plague.
“In order to eliminate the African pig plague, monitoring research should be done for three years and it should be proven that there are no hotbeds of the decease or no animals, who recovered, but left antibodies. It would be wrong to speak of complete elimination yet. We can only say that currently no cases of the African pig plague get registered”, - Husieu highlighted.
We would remind that in spring 2013 African pig plague hotbeds were registered al around Belarus.