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No evidence to suggest wild boar was infected with African swine fever

Jun 21, 2021 13:06 By radiokerrynews
No evidence to suggest wild boar was infected with African swine fever No evidence to suggest wild boar was infected with African swine fever
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The Department of Agriculture says there’s no evidence to suggest a wild boar who was roaming East Kerry was infected with African swine fever (ASF).

Seven wild boar or feral pigs were euthanised in the last week, after they were seen over a week ago in the Mount Eagle and Knockatee area of Cordal, a popular walking area for locals.

The Department of Agriculture says the last boar was “dispatched” on Friday, but there is no evidence to suggest it was infected with African swine fever.

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It says the carcass was submitted to the regional veterinary laboratory, and it will be tested to confirm this.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the decision to euthanise the animals was taken to protect biodiversity and stop any potential spread of disease.

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