Pig units have strict biosecurity regulations, to ensure the health of the herd is protected at all times. We have numerous articles, addressing the major diseases of pigs and how to prevent them.
African Swine Fever (ASF) has continued to spread and has now been detected closer to home in Germany. While this is extremely concerning to pig keepers and the industry as a whole it also serves as a timely reminder that the sector needs to remain vigilant. Read more>>
African Swine Fever (ASF) cases continue to be reported throughout Central and Eastern Europe as well as further afield. The last few months may have seen very limited travel to the UK from these areas however as restrictions are eased movements of people to and from ASF affected areas will increase. As restrictions are lifted at home there will also be an increase in members of the public using the countryside for leisure purposes. Read more>>
The disease is spreading in Europe. It has been confirmed in wild boar and feral pigs as well as in commercial and backyard pigs in Central and Eastern Europe. On 13th September 2018 Belgium confirmed the arrival of the disease to Western Europe.
The discovery of ASF in wild boar in Belgium represents a big leap of the virus into Western Europe and brings it worryingly close to the UK. The Belgian authorities are attributing this spread to food being left behind by people travelling from infected areas. Read more>>
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