The aim of the visit was the familiarization with the Russian system of anti-epidemic protection of farm animals, in particular with the measures taken to control and prevent FMD and African swine fever
Key disease threats include porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus and African swine fever
African swine fever
(ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic disease that causes high rates of death among domestic pigs.
Russia's veterinary service also may ban pork imports from Belarus due to an outbreak of African Swine Fever
, he added.
Classic Swine Fever
and Teschen diseases cause more than $1 million of annual losses in the pig supply chains, and Newcastle disease costs more than $1.
Russia imposed the ban on live pig and pork products in response to what it said was the detection of the African Swine Fever
virus in EU member states Lithuania and Poland.
Switzerland is to ban imports of live pigs and pork from several EU countries, including Bulgaria, in a bid to stop an African swine fever
outbreak from reaching the country.
African swine fever
has been causing devastating problems in Eastern European pig farms and the disease has now migrated from Russia to the Ukraine, Belarus and, most recently, across the European Union border into Lithuania.
TEHRAN (FNA)- First case of African Swine Fever
, a contagious epizootic disease that causes high mortality in the populations of domestic pigs, has been identified in Poland, the Polish Agriculture Ministry said.
Other issues on the agenda included the Innovation Partnership for agriculture productivity and sustainability, the conclusions from the 34th Conference of Directors of EU Paying Agencies, the conference on agriculture, food security and climate change, the climatic disaster and effects on agricultural production in Slovenia and the consequences of an outbreak of African Swine Fever
Foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever
are two examples.
Scientists from academia, industry, and government agencies in North America and Europe review the current status of vaccines and diagnostics for high priority transboundary animal diseases, decision-making and regulatory processes for veterinary biologics, translating research findings into licensed novel vaccines and diagnostics, and the roles and responsibilities of government agencies, as well as achievements and gaps in vaccine and diagnostics development for 11 diseases: highly pathogenic avian influenza, exotic Newcastle disease, foot and mouth disease, Rift Valley fever, Nipah and Hendra virus, African swine fever
, classical swine fever
, heartwater, Q fever, Ebola, and Schmallenberg virus.