The role of outdoor farms in the spread of African swine fever in Europe

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A variety of outdoor pig production systems are present in the EU but are these more open systems playing a part in the movement of African swine fever in Europe?

ASF-STOP, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), describe the main outdoor pig production systems in the EU based on literature research and on questionnaires on outdoor production in 12 European countries (Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands).

The research brings together biosecurity measures for outdoor pig holdings in ASF-free territories or in areas that are considered at risk from the disease.
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