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Denmark Halts Pig Exports to Russia

18 May 2012, at 11:12am

RUSSIA - The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has launched an immediate investigation into the causes of deaths in a consignment of export breeding pigs to Russia.

The pigs were part of three consignments of breeding pigs destined for the Tambov Oblast that were detained on the Belarus border.

In all 37 pigs were found to have died.

According to the Russian veterinary authority, Rosselkhoznador. the Danish Veterinary Service said that the investigation was necessary and the authority will have top introduce corrective measures aimed at prevention of such cases in future.

The investigation and the report to Rosselkhoznador is expected to take 15 days, during which time Denmark has decided to stop sending breeding pig to Russia.