5,000 #pigs killed due to #AfricanSwineFever in #Hungary

African Swine Fever Alert

Whole pig farms had to be killed due to the suspicion of African swine fever, but the information provided to pig keepers is incomplete.

On Monday afternoon, we received an answer from the National Food Chain Safety Authority (Nebih) asking how many domestic pigs had to be killed so far due to African swine fever. A previously published report from hvg.hu revealed that authorities are not giving much thought to the fact that even if there is any suspicion that a virus has appeared in a pig farm , they will immediately order the killing of the herd.

As we have reported, stakeholders do not have all the information, and there is great uncertainty and mistrust of the authorities due to full information. We know from professional circles that the rules applicable in the epidemiological situation allow information to be limited, for example, they do not have to tell the authorities the reason for killing the animals, although this has been refuted by our Nebih question. When asked on Friday how many animals had to be killed so far, the Office responded on Monday stating that they had to kill five thousand domestic pigs so far.

Courtesy of hvg.hu


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