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Animal disease control

Animal disease control

To reduce the spread of diseases in the animal world, the district takes care of preventive and sustainable animal disease control. This includes, among other things, issuing certificates of origin and health certificates, monitoring livestock farms at risk of disease, and assessing sick, fallen and killed animals. It also includes the supervision of farms and facilities, expert examinations, zoonosis control, vaccinations and the disposal of animal carcasses.

Avian flu

Avian influenza is an infection with influenza viruses that can affect all poultry species. Healthy animals can become infected through contact with sick animals or their excreta.

African swine fever

African swine fever, or ASF for short, is a severe, highly contagious animal disease. Transmission of the highly resistant virus is possible through direct contact between infected and healthy pigs.