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Operations Suspended in the Bryanskaya Oblast

by 5m Editor
21 August 2009, at 11:50am

RUSSIA - Taking into account a high risk of spreading infectious farm animal diseases, agents of the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for the Bryanskaya and Smolenskaya Oblasts, have carried out inspections of pig farms in the Bryanskaya Oblast.

Special attention was given to the observance of veterinary and sanitary rules for the prevention of African swine fever introduction to pig farms.

To date, the veterinary and sanitary states of most farms are wide open to criticism. Thus, the inspections resulted in drawing up 67 protocols of administrative violations and taking 29 administrative cases to court.

The absence of disinfection barriers at the entrance to farms, apart from changing and washing facilities, were listed among typical violations. Besides preventive desinsection and deratization, as well as ante-mortem and post-mortem, veterinary and sanitary expertise followed by branding were not carried out.

Animal slaughter was conducted in unequipped and inappropriate places, products were marketed without veterinary accompanying documents, provisions for the biological waste disposal are not in place. The worst of them all was that two thirds of the checked farms did not work under "closed type" regimes, therefore, running a high risk of spreading infectious animal disease agents.