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Don't bring it home! AHDB Pork warns of ASF risk

27th Jul 2017 / By Alistair Driver

AHDB Pork has produced some new materials urging the UK pig industry to do everything in its powers to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) out of the country. 

ASF Don't Bring it Home

ASF was recently discovered in the Czech Republic, with more than 60 cases now confirmed, all in wild boar and all in the Zlin region in the east of the country, according to Pig Progress.  

The Czech minister of agriculture has called for hunters to actively shoot wild boars in an attempt to stop a further spreading of the virus, according to Radio Prague, while pig breeders are being required to meet strict hygiene guidelines.

The disease is also circulating in other eastern European countries, including Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland in wild boar, backyard pigs and commercial farms.

AHDB has launched some new materials to reinforce the risks to the UK industry and to ensure the virus is not brought into the country via meat. The materials, which also include posters in Polish and Lithuanian, can be viewed and downloaded here 

The ‘ASF Don’t Bring it Home’ poster, above, also is available in hard copy and can be ordered via: 

The other poster outlines some of the facts about about ASF and offers advice on reducing the risk. 

 

ASF poster 2

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