Russia VPSS informed of additions to the Action Plan to prevent the spread of ASF
On October 16, 2020, the Russia VPSS/Rosselkhoznadzor Directorate for the Republic of Mordovia and the Penza Region informed that the action plan for preventing the drift of African Swine Fever disease and its spread in the Russian Federation, approved by Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of September 30, 2016 No. 2048-r, is being adjusted.
The proposed measures to combat ASF will reduce the risks of drifting infection into hog livestock complexes and will increase the level of biosecurity of enterprises. In addition, regions where the number of wild boars will be reduced "to 0.25/0.5/1/2/3 animals per thousand hectares" have been identified.
The Government of the Russian Federation made recommendations to the regional authorities to create buffer zones around pig farms with a radius of up to 10 kilometers, where by January 1, 2021 there should be no wild boars. Russia Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage/Rosprirodnadzor, in terms of specially protected natural areas of federal significance, and Russia VPSS/Rosselkhoznadzor with the participation of municipal authorities authorized in the field of hunting and veterinary science, will control the density of the wild boar population.
In this place, changes should comply with the interests of preserving the wild boar population, which is both a feed base for other predators and a hunting resource. On this occasion, the Ministry of Natural Resources, jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture, will develop an algorithm for actions to regulate the number of wild boars in the case of an outbreak, as well as the threat of the ASF outbreak