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Minister of the environment Ulrike Höfken, and Dr. Stefan Bent, President of the national investigation office (LUA), have presented today in Mainz the animal balance for 2017.
The authorities were in the beginning of 2017 intensively in Rhineland-Palatinate encountered bird flu have been concerned, have shifted the focus in the course of the year, based on the observation of African swine fever (ASF) spreading into Northern and Eastern Europe, said in the joint communication. The country to prepare for the worst and put in the exchange with all the actors consistently on Prevention.
3 cases of Aujeszky’s disease have been diagnosed in 2017, in the case of hunting dogs. (Photo: Sophia Lorenzoni)
Aujeszky’s disease occurred in 3 hunting dogs
The high wild boar Population in Rhineland-Palatinate, not more difficult, only the control of African swine fever in the event of an outbreak, but mountains also a risk for hunting dogs to become infected with Aujeszky’s disease. “In the year 2017, the disease was detected in 3 of the hunting dogs, which had previously had contact with wild boars and about the mouth and nose mucous membranes infected,” said environment Minister Höfken. According to the politician, the Palatinate in the Rhineland-an average of 2.6 percent of the wild pigs with Aujeszky’s disease infected.