In face of the publishing, by the Rosselkhoznadzor, of a piece of news in which the Russian Veterinary and Animal Health Surveillance Services informed of the detection of several dead wild boars in Poland and of the possibility that they may have died because of African Swine Fever, the Chief of the Polish Veterinary Services has informed of the detection of 10 dead wild boars last 28 April by river Obra, in the region of Greater Poland.
According to the investigations carried out by the veterinary services, the most probable cause of the death was the drowning in the river. Anyhow, samples were taken from the animals, and they were sent to the national reference laboratory for African Swine Fever, and the results have been negative for the presence of the virus.
The Chief of the Veterinary Services has also added that they contained the work carried out for the control of the disease in domestic pigs and wild boars. Last year a total of 10,155 and 13,918 samples of pigs and wild boars, respectively, were analysed, whilst during the first trimester of 2014 2,354 and 5,181 samples have already been analysed.
Wednesday May 14, 2014/ Główny Inspektorat Weterynarii/ Poland.