Chile was acknowledged as a country free of Clasical Swine Fever (CSF) by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), recognising in this way the work carried out in animal health matters to eradicate this disease that only affects swine and that can have a huge impact on pig production.
Chile is the only country in South America that fulfils this requirement, and in 1998, the SAG acknowledged this country as free from CSF after carrying out an eradication programme that went on for 18 years, incorporating this disease to the exotic diseases programme.
For its part, the OIE started, in May 2013, for the first time, the procedure for the official recognition of the health status with respect to CSF, and Chile submitted its records through the SAG. As a result of the positive assessment, Chile was declared free of this disease.
Thursday, 28 May 2015/ ASPROCER/ Chile.