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The European Commission requested EFSA to estimate the risk of spread of African swine fever (ASF) and to identify potential risk factors (indicators) for the spread of ASF, given introduction in the south-eastern countries of Europe (region of concern, ROC), namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
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The Finnish Veterinary Association’s Animal Welfare Prize to a new-generation pig farm: The association’s fourth animal welfare prize was awarded to the Paija Farm in Urjala. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of the Annual Veterinary Congress on 28 November 2018 to a pig barn that was designed and built in a completely new way
Mutilations are not within a vision of sustainable animal agriculture and must be moved away from. FVE and EAPHM has unanimously approved a position paper to prevent tail biting and move away from tail docking. 
African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating hemorrhagic viral disease of pigs, affecting domestic and wild pigs of all ages and sexes. The disease is the cause of major economic losses, threatens food security and safe trade, and challenges sustained swine production in affected countries. Since ASF emergence in Georgia in 2007, the disease has spread to many countries in Europe and in 2018 was...
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EFSA assisted four countries in the analysis of epidemiological data on African swine fever (ASF), collected until September 2017. The temporal analysis demonstrated that the average proportions of PCR and antibody-ELISA positive samples from the hunted wild boar remained below 3.9 and 6.6, respectively. A peak in the ASF incidence was observed 6 months after the first observed case, followed by...
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