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Germany’s Bayer offers help to do away with African swine fever in Russia

August 04, 2013, 21:26 UTC+3
Bayer expressed serious concern over the wide spread of African swine fever in Russia
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MOSCOW, August 4 (Itar-Tass) - Germany’s pharmaceutical company Bayer has offered Russia’s agency for veterinary and phytosanitary control (Rosselkhoznadzor) cooperation to develop a preparation against African swine fever agent, Rosselkhoznadzor press service said.

In a letter addressed to Rosselkhozhanzor head Sergei Dankvert, Bayer expressed serious concern over the wide spread of African swine fever in Russia and offered cooperation, also on behalf of its partner company DuPont.

Bayer is a big chemical and pharmaceutical company. It was founded in Germany’s Barmen in 1863. In 1876, it opened an enterprise in Moscow, its first one outside Germany. The company is now present in 150 world countries. It has a headquarters in Moscow and representative offices in Kiev and Minsk. The company won international recognition for its aspirin. Bayer’s animal health department is a major player on the global market. Over 80 years of its existence, it has developed more than 150 veterinary preparations.

 

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