EU - Commission approves €275 million for the eradication, monitoring and control of animal diseases

The European Commission adopted a financial package of €275 million to support programmes to eradicate, control and monitor animal diseases in 2010. The 224 annual or multi-annual programmes which were selected for EU funding will tackle animal diseases that impact both human and animal health.
Friday 27 November 2009 (9 years 14 days ago)
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The European Commission adopted a financial package of €275 million to support programmes to eradicate, control and monitor animal diseases in 2010. The 224 annual or multi-annual programmes which were selected for EU funding will tackle animal diseases that impact both human and animal health.

For the year 2010, 76 annual or multi-annual programmes to eradicate 10 important animal diseases have been granted Community financial support. The total EU contribution to these programmes is around €174M.

The annual programmes affecting to pigs are:
- control and monitoring of Classical swine fever (Bulgaria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia).
- control and monitoring of African swine (Italy).
- eradication of swine vesicular disease (Italy).
- eradication of Aujeszky’s disease (Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary and Poland).
Only one multi-annual program affects to pigs:
- eradication of Aujeszky’s disease (Belgium).

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/1826&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

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