African swine fever reaches the city of Braila
The African swine fever has reached the city of Braila, with the virus confirmed in a household in one of the city’s neighbourhoods. The veterinarians have decided not to conduct preventive slaughtering of the pigs in the area, but to have interventions following the notifications.
The virus was confirmed following the call made to the emergency phone number by a pig breeder, who announced that one of the pigs is sick. Braila Sanitary-Veterinary Directorate for Food Safety (DSVSA) representatives arrived at the site and slaughtered five pigs in the household and have also disinfected the area. However, not all the pigs in the city will be slaughtered, ziare.com informs.
According to DSVSA Braila, there are about 150 pigs in the city area.
In Braila County 25 outbreaks of African swine fever have been confirmed so far and more than 24,000 pigs have been slaughtered. The animal owners will be compensated by the state with amounts of RON 8-12 per kilogram.