The Ministry of agriculture maintains a quarantine of ASF in Krasnodar Krai

Минсельхоз поддерживает введение карантина по АЧС в Краснодарском крае

The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation supports the initiative of the Rosselkhoznadzor about the introduction on the territory of Krasnodar Krai quarantine because of African swine fever, told RIA Novosti in the Ministry.

“We believe exists in this region, the threat of wide spread of ASF is very high, so we believe it is appropriate and necessary to introduce quarantine on Achs throughout the region,” the Ministry said.

It specified that “the introduction of quarantine will inevitably affect the movement of livestock and crop production beyond the edge”.

In connection with the spread of ASF in the Kuban region (outbreaks of the disease registered in the city of Sochi, Russia, Yeisk, Abinsky, Coach, Temryuk, Krasnoarmeisky, Tuapse and Pavlovsk area of Krasnodar territory), the Rosselkhoznadzor had previously appealed to the administration of Krasnodar region, noting the lack of measures against ASF and by proposing to establish a quarantine on the entire territory of the region to prevent further spread of the causative agent.

In mid-July, only in November this year, the province was 10 outbreaks of ASF among domestic pigs.