LBV Brandenburg: Currently no danger to domestic pigs

Angler saddle pig, about dts
Angler saddle pig, about dts
The President of the Brandenburg State Farmers Association (LBV), Henrik Wendorff, does not currently see any danger for domestic pigs in the country after the discovery of a wild boar infected with African swine fever.

“As long as no domestic pigs are affected, there will be no culling of these animals. The challenge now is to keep the wild boars away from the domestic pigs, ”said Wendorff on Thursday on the RBB information radio.

The contingency plan provides for different zones to be set up around the location of the dead wild boar. Different tasks would then have to be fulfilled in the zones. In addition, it will be checked on site whether there are other infected animals. The pigs in closed stalls are relatively protected, according to the LBV President. "Of course, in a closed stall system you have the option of keeping the animals away from outside contact." In contrast, special measures would have to be taken in stalls with free-range, said Wendorff. Probably there will be compulsory stable here.