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Classical Swine Fever Confirmed in Columbia

16 October 2014, at 12:25am

COLUMBIA - There has been four new cases of classical swine fever reported and confirmed in the Magdalena region of Columbia.

The affected population was comprised of backyard swine which were in close contact with other animals. There was no vaccination records for this farm.

As a result of the outbreak four pigs died.

The source of the outbreak is thought to be a combination of the introduction of new live animals, the illegal movement of animals, contact with infected animals when grazing,swill feeding and formites such as humans, vehicles, feed etc.