Slovakia: 10th EU country to report African Swine Fever

Slovakia is the 10th EU country in recent years to report African Swine Fever within its borders.The country formally reported its first outbreak on Thursday, July 25 to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The virus was found on a backyard farm with 4 pigs in Košice province, in the east of the country, close to the border with both Hungary and Ukraine, where both ASF was already confirmed in earlier years.
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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.