Forchheim (dpa / lsw) - The cause of the outbreak of swine fever in a farm in Forchheim (Emmendingen district) is still open. As the district office announced on Friday, feed samples were negative. The entry of infected wild boar is still considered to be almost impossible. The decontamination of the facility with around 60 tons of quicklime and large quantities of disinfectant was completed this week.
This and the following weekend, search dogs should continue to look for wild boars that may have died in the forests around Forchheim. Within five days at the end of May, 16 of 35 domestic pigs died in agony on the farm. The remaining animals were killed.
African swine fever (ASF) is a severe viral infection that only affects wild boar and domestic pigs. It is almost always fatal in animals and cannot be cured. The disease is harmless to humans or other animal species.