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The risk to your pigs.

First published:
20 December 2018
Last updated:

Risk level raised to medium

The risk level for the introduction of African swine fever into the UK has been raised from Low to Medium. This is due to the spread of African swine fever in parts of Eastern and Central Europe. This disease is a serious risk to the UK pig industry. Pig keepers should take measures to ensure the biosecurity of their farms.

We are working closely with UK and Scottish Government’s to raise awareness amongst:

  • the public
  • the farming industry
  • people returning from Europe

of the current situation and the need for high levels of biosecurity.

In the event of an outbreak, we will act swiftly and decisively to:

  • eradicate the disease
  • regain disease free status


African swine fever videos

These videos explain how the disease could be introduced into the UK and what you could do to help prevent that happening.

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