The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recommended that Chile be declared a country free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in recognition of the work that has been done on animal health to eradicate this disease.
The next step to achieve this recognition will be taken in May this year, during the World Assembly of Delegates of the OIE, where members must ratify the new sanitary status which, considering that Chile is the sixth largest global supplier of pork, would be an important support for the national export sector. In this sense, Chile has been exporting over 40% of its production in the last three years.
Chile was declared free of CSF in 1998, after successfully completing an eradication program that lasted 18 years. The OIE launched a procedure for official recognition of classical swine fever health status for the first time in May 2013, when Chile submitted its track record through the Servicio Agrícola Ganadero (SAG.) Given the positive assessment received, Chile is expected to be declared free of this disease in the Assembly to be held in May.
Friday, February 27, 2015 / SAG / Chile.