All pigs culled after biggest swine fever outbreak to date

All the pigs on the Druvas Unguri farm, which was hit by an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) earlier this month, have been culled, Ilze Meistere, a spokeswoman for the Food and Veterinary Service, told LETA.

The carcasses of the 16,438 slaughtered pigs have been taken to Grow Energy company in Limbaži for disposal.

The culling of the pigs on the Druvas Unguri farm was started on August 4.

The government has allocated €367,000 to the ASF-stricken Druvas Unguri farm. The money will come from the government's emergency funds.

The ASF outbreak on the Druvas Unguri farm, which was reported on August 2, is the largest outbreak of the infection in Latvia since 2014 when the first ASF case was recorded not far from the Belarusian border.

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