SWINE FEVER LATEST

BY ALAN OSBORN
THE EUROPEAN Commission has extended a ban on the export of all live pigs, together with porcine semen, ova and embryos, to parts of France, Germany and Luxembourg following new outbreaks of classical swine fever. At the same time it has ordered a one-month extension of controls in Spain until 30 June.

Brussels said the disease had been detected recently in pig holdings in areas at the German/Luxembourg border where it was known to be present in feral pigs. An outbreak was also confirmed at Cemery-les-Deux in the department of Moselle ...


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