CSF (pig fever) confirmed at a pig field in Takasaki, Gunma

CSF (pig fever) confirmed at a pig field in Takasaki, Gunma September 26 at 11:48 p.m.

It has been confirmed that pigs raised in pig farms in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, are infected with the CSF and pig fever, an infectious disease of pigs. In addition to disinfecting, the prefecture has decided to promote the slaughter of pigs.
According to Gunma Prefecture, after noon on the 25th, the prefecture received a call from a pig herd in Takasaki City that “the death of pigs is increasing,” and when a national research institute examined the blood of three dead pigs, it was confirmed that they were all infected with CSF and swine fever.

In this piggy field, symptoms of diarrhea appeared mainly in piglets from the beginning of this month, and it is said that more than 200 animals have died so far.

The pig herd was being vaccinated sequentially, but the three cows examined had symptoms of diarrhea and had not been vaccinated.

It is the first time that cSF infection has been confirmed in pigs in pig farms in the prefecture, and the prefecture has decided to disinfect and kill all of the approximately 5390 pigs that have been kept since the 27th.

On the other hand, there are 18 pig plants within a 10-kilometer radius of this pig plant, but since they have already been vaccinated, shipping is not restricted.

Since September last year, 55 wild boars have been confirmed infected with CSF in the prefecture, and later this month, a wild boar infected with CSF was found about 5 kilometers away from the pig plant, but the route of infection is not known, and the prefecture has decided to investigate in detail in cooperation with the country and other countries.

Governor Yamamoto of Gunma Prefecture said, “We have been taking measures against the CSF first, but this is the situation and we have a lot of regrets. We want to keep the infection down and protect gunma’s leading pig industry in Japan.”

It’s been about six months since I was confirmed infected with swine fever.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, it has been about six months since it was confirmed in Okinawa Prefecture in March that pigs infected with CSF and pig fever have been confirmed at pig nursing homes in Japan.

Since the pig fever was confirmed in Gifu Prefecture for the first time in 26 years in Japan in September, it has spread to the Chubu and Kanto regions, as well as Okinawa Prefecture, and more than 160,000 pigs have been slaughtered in 10 prefectures.

For this reason, the government recommends vaccination of pigs in areas where infection has been confirmed in wild boars, and has been inoculated in 25 prefectures, including Gunma Prefecture.

Against this situation, earlier this month, Japan was revoked from the CSF’s “clean country” certification by the OIE International Animal Health Office, an international organization that monitors domestic animal infectious diseases.

In response to this occurrence, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has dispatched staff to Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture to conduct an investigation.