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Ireland: 3 month voluntary ban on the importation of live pigs or semen

National Pig Health Council (NPHC) Chairman Pat Kirwan, said at the meeting of the NPHC a number of measures were agreed to limit the risk of entry of the PEDv into Ireland.

Friday 16 January 2015 (3 years 7 months 2 days ago)
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National Pig Health Council (NPHC) Chairman Pat Kirwan, said at the meeting of the NPHC a number of measures were agreed to limit the risk of entry of the PEDv into Ireland. These measures include:

1. An initial 3 month voluntary ban on the importation of live Pigs or Semen (including for shows and specialist breeds).
2. An initial 3 month ban on the export of live pigs for slaughter to infected countries
3. An initial 3 month voluntary ban on the sale of plasma protein/blood plasma products or products containing these substances.
4. A recommendation that all staff returning to work after the Christmas break must prove that they have been back in the country for at least 3 days. These staff should also be provided with new clothing and foot ware.
5. Biosecurity on farms / feed mills to be increased.

Friday January 2, 2015/ IFA/ Ireland.
http://www.ifa.ie/

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