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No Cases of Swine Fever Discovered in Slovenia So Far

by 5m Editor
13 March 2007, at 10:54am

SLOVENIA - After Croatian authorities informed Slovenia on Thursday, 8 March of an outbreak of swine fever in an area in close proximity to the border, veterinarians started checking the pigs in a three-kilometre protected area on Friday, 9 March. So far no suspicious cases have been discovered, the Slovenian Veterinary Administration (VURS) said.

VURS officials told the press that vets are expected to finish the examination of the 112 farms with around 2,000 pigs in the three-kilometre quarantine zone on Saturday.

Hinko Maver of the Novo mesto VURS office told STA that 18 veterinarians are to examine the 550 farms located in the 10-kilometre surveillance zone by 15 March.

Maver added that farmers in the area were being updated on all necessary measures.

In line with regulations, special measures have been adopted, banning the transportation of livestock, and mandating the use of disinfection mats as well as the use of protective clothing by those in contact with animals.

Source: Borza

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