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Krasnodar territory plans to curb African swine plague in 10 days

March 22, 2012, 9:56 UTC+3

The Krasnodar Territory, where several spots of African swine plague were exposed this year

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KRASNODAR, March 22 (Itar-Tass) —— The Krasnodar Territory, where several spots of African swine plague were exposed this year, is planning to eliminate the disease within ten days, a source in the regional authorities told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

“More veterinarians were brought to municipal entities for this, special places were provided to dispose of slaughter by-products,” a source in the secretariat of first deputy governor of the territory Dzhambulat Khatuov said.

“Kuban eliminated all spots of African swine plague that existed a month ago,” Khatouv confirmed at a telecom meeting with heads of municipal entities. “However, spring and higher air temperatures provide new prerequisites for the spread of the infection, because there are some officials in the districts that neglect their duties to prevent the African swine plague from spreading,” Khatuov pointed out.

The governor instructed to launch the intensive work to eradicate the spots of African swine plagues and to avoid them from spreading. The intermediate results in the struggle against African swine plague were already achieved. The inspections were made in more than 150 swine-breeding farms and 420 private small farms. The reports about violations at 49 swine slaughterhouses in Novorossiisk, Timashevsk, Gelendzhik, Beloglinsky and Primorsko-Akhtarsky districts were submitted in the prosecutor’s office and other controlling agencies. Several slaughterhouses were suspended. Some 225 violations of veterinarian rules were found at slaughterhouses and swine-breeding farms in the territory. The veterinarian services work quite inefficiently in four districts.

Meanwhile, the alternative cattle breeding is in the making in the territory, breeding those animals that can replace pigs. “I believe that we will work with private small farms at the new level soon,” Khatuov underlined.

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