BULGARIA SLAUGHTERS FARM ANIMALS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
- Published:13 Ocak 2011, Perşembe
- Updated:19 Ocak 2011, Çarşamba
Government health and agriculture officials in Bulgaria say some 500 farm animals have been slaughtered at a village close to the southern border with Turkey as a precaution following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
Officials on Wednesday said the contagious disease had been detected in 36 out of 1,600 tested animals in the village of Kosti. The disease is believed to have been carried into Bulgaria from Turkey by a wild boar that was shot by hunters from the village two weeks ago.
Bulgaria is seeking compensation for farmers affected by European Commission livestock restrictions imposed on parts of the region after the outbreak.