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What diseases Russian animals have?

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The main threat in the veterinary sphere in Russia is the spread of African swine fever (ASF), contagious nodular (lumpy skin disease) dermatitis, avian influenza, including the strains new for Russia, and increased manifestations of the natural focal infections.

This was stated by Vladimir Shevkoplyas, the Director of the Veterinary’s Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, who spoke at the VII International Veterinary Congress.

According to him, cattle diseases are regularly registered in Russia “leukemia, tuberculosis, leptospirosis; Large and small cattle suffer from rabies and brucellosis. In addition, there is a danger of carrying transboundary diseases from the territory of neighboring countries;  aphthous fever, sheep and goat pox, bluetongue, pest of small ruminants” reports the correspondent of NA «Kazakh-Grain»

Thanks to the rapid implementation of anti-epizootic measures in recent years it was possible to improve the situation for some particularly dangerous diseases.  In particular, in 2016th compared with 2015th, decreased the incidence of bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, leukemia, and leptospirosis. The number of small cattle affected by brucellosis and rabies has decreased.

«Today the main objective is the improvement of the system of anti epizootic activities held on the territory of Russia» – said the Director of the Department.

Vladimir Shevkoplyas said that in order to ensure epizootic well-being in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia annually delivers more than seventy products and preparations for veterinary use in the regions. For 2017th, 74 species of biological preparations and diagnostics are planned to be delivered. They are used against 23 socially significant and especially dangerous diseases, including the 9 common to both animals and humans (anthrax, aphthous fever, brucellosis, tuberculosis, leptospirosis, listeriosis, sap, highly pathogenic avian influenza, rabies).

«To carry out anti-epizootic measures in 2016th from the federal budget was allocated 2.3 billion rubles, for 2017th planned allocation is  2.8 billion rubles,»  said Vladimir Shevkoplyas.

Source: Kazah-Grain

19.05.2017