African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread at a worrying rate. Photo: AJG

Farmers need to be better protected against the risk of ASF

By Jenny Eagle

African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread across Asia at a worrying rate and in September 2019 the disease was confirmed for the first time in South Korea, where six cases were reported within a two-week period. The fever also spread to the Southeast...

Farmers in Europe keep suffering heavy losses over ASF

Farmers in Europe keep suffering heavy losses over ASF

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The continuing epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) could incur UAH30 billion ($1.1 billion) in losses to Ukraine's pig industry over the next 15 years, the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection has said, citing estimates from the...

Experts are concerned trucks transporting live pigs to Poland could carry ASF to Denmark

ASF poses ‘very serious risk’ to Denmark

By Oscar Rousseau

African swine fever (ASF) is a pig farmer’s worst nightmare and as the virus rages in Poland, experts warn even a small outbreak could cost Denmark’s pork industry around €300m in losses.

EU veterinary experts are concerned Germany is at risk of an ASF outbreak

Russia continues to battle ASF virus

By Oscar Rousseau

African Swine Fever (ASF) poses a real threat to the meat markets of Central Europe and Asia, including China, according to Russia’s Agriculture Ministry and veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. 

EU agricultural commissioner Phil Hogan publically criticised Russia's pork ban

EU and Russia still at loggerheads over ASF

By Keith Nuthall

African Swine Fever (ASF) cases continue to be reported in eastern Europe, making it tough for an agreement to be reached between Moscow and Brussels on lifting trade controls.

Wild boars with immunity to ASF have increased hopes for a vaccine

Boars immune to ASF discovered in Latvia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Wild boars in Latvia that have managed to survive the African swine fever (ASF) and develop antibodies against it have been found in Latvia, raising hopes for the development of a vaccine against the disease. 

Outbreaks are expected to rise as the weather warms up

Fight with ASF intensifies in Russia and Eastern Europe

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Several outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been identified recently in Russia, Poland and Lithuania, which suggests that the potential impact of the disease this year remains very unclear, according to statements from the veterinary authorities...

Several new outbreaks of the disease were discovered recently in Lithuania

Baltic countries continue to struggle with ASF

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

African swine fever (ASF) continues to hit pig farming in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, despite efforts by the authorities in those countries to contain the spread of the disease.

The disease has brought considerablee economic damage to Latvia, Lithuania and Poland

MEPS demand more action to stop spread of ASF

By Méabh McMahon, in Brussels

The European Commission’s response to Europe’s African swine fever (ASF) crisis was criticised at the European Parliament yesterday (Tuesday 7 October) for being too weak.

No evidence that hunting drastically reduces wild boar population

EFSA evaluates findings on ASF mitigation measures

By Georgi Gyton

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled out hunting or trapping as effective measures to prevent the introduction or spread of African swine fever (ASF) through wild boar.

Lithuania calls for EU funding in fight against African Swine Fever

Lithuania hopes ASF combat will be financed by Brussels

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Lithuania is planning to send a request to Brussels to allocate about €20m towards the fight against African swine fever (ASF), according to a report from the country’s State Food and Veterinary Service.


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