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Vet Service Works to Keep ASF out of Kostroma

16 August 2012, at 12:04pm

RUSSIA - Exacerbation of the situation of African Swine Fever (ASF) has led to the implementation of measures to prevent introduction and spread of the virus into the territory of Kostroma region. The city of Kostroma lies around 300km north-east of Moscow.

An important part of this work is the joint control and monitoring activities of the Office of Traffic Police personnel departments of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kostroma region on the roads in the region.

For seven months of this year the inspectors in conjunction with road patrol police monitored more than 1,500 vehicles. Around 25 tons of animal products, 112.6 tons of food and over 650 animals were inspected.

On 26 July 2012, the Kostroma-Verhnespasskoe Department inspectors inspected a vehicle that was carrying more than 800kg of animal products without accompanying veterinary documents or the expiration date, from one of the city’s meat-processing plants in the pig farm of the Kostroma region.