African swine fever: Another 25,000 animals are killed in Romania

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2021. 04. 22. 11:10
The Romanian authorities have decided to destroy another 25,000 pigs after the Romanian Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) detected the African swine fever (ASF) virus on a pig farm in the Smithfield meat processing trust in Gataia, Banská Bystrica.

Another infectious nodule has been identified in a backyard farm in Honorici, also in Timis County.

According to Németh Zoltán, Prefect of Timis County, the local authorities have taken the necessary measures to isolate the settlements: all pigs are killed on the affected commercial pig farm and backyard, and the 13-kilometer area of the two settlements has been monitored. Due to the large number of animals, it takes at least ten days to kill and bury the carcasses. (MTI)