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9,000 Pigs to Be Destroyed

ROSTOV-ON-DON — Laboratory tests confirmed signs of African swine fever in pigs at the Botaiskoye pig farm, which will lead to the mass destruction of the farm's herd, Interfax reported Sunday.

"The Rostov Region Veterinary Department notified Emergency Situations Ministry units that the presence of African swine fever was discovered at Botaiskoye pig farm," the ministry reported.

According to management experts, about 8,900 pigs on the farm will soon be destroyed, as well as 235 animals in the nearby village of Sukhodolsk. Currently, veterinarians are evaluating the need to dispose of more than 200 pigs in the village of Oporny.

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