Ukraine: A case of African swine fever was recorded in the Kropyvnytskyi district
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Published Nov 28, 2023
A case of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in a personal farm in the Kropyvnytskyi district of the Kirovohrad region. The infected pig showed signs of the disease before dying. Authorities have established an epizootic outbreak area, a protection zone, and a surveillance zone in order to contain the outbreak and prevent further spread.
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Specialists of the Kropyvnytskyi district administration and the district state hospital of veterinary medicine urgently went to the place of the animal's death and conducted an epizootic investigation. According to the owner of the farm, the animal started to get sick on November 22. It was also established that clinical signs of the disease were observed in the dead pig (general depression, refusal of feed and water, body temperature of 39.8°C, subcutaneous spot hemorrhages in the abdomen). Veterinary specialists selected pathological and biological material for research at the Kirovohrad regional state laboratory of the State Production and Consumer Service. According to the results, a diagnosis of African swine fever (ASF) was established. In order to coordinate actions for the localization and elimination of the ASF outbreak, a meeting of the local state emergency anti-epizootic commission under the Kropyvnytskyi District State Administration was held. The decision of the ...