Fighters disturbing cows' dalliance
While it may seem a joke at first glance, a farmer located near the Ämari air base lost thousands of euros due to stress caused in his animals by low-flying fighter jets.
25.11.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
European Commission extends zone 3 of ASF control in Estonia
The European Commission has extended zone two of control of the spread of African swine fever in Estonia to cover all of continental Estonia and zone three in the regions of the counties of West-Viru, Jogeva and Harju where cases of ASF have been notified of late.
Estonia reports new ASF cases in Tartu, Viljandi counties
The Estonian Food and Veterinary Board said on Tuesday it has detected African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs on two more farms with altogether 4,000 pigs in southern Estonia.
ASF found in domestic pigs in West-Viru County
The Estonian Veterinary and Food Board on Tuesday confirmed the African swine fever (ASF) diagnosis on a small holding with three pigs in the Rakke municipality of West-Viru County; two major pig farms lie in the buffer zone to be established.
Scientist says Estonia «lulled by pig fever staying in woods only»
Till yesterday morning, Tartu County farms remained untouched by African fever. But once it hit, a large farm was the target with 1,200 swine to be killed. Life Sciences professor claims the development was foreseen.
31.07.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Estonian agency: ASF restriction zone to expand
Discussions with the European Commission over establishing an extensive restriction zone in Estonia in connection with the spread of African swine fever (ASF) will begin soon but it's clear that the zone will expand compared to initial agreements and there will be no holes left in it, director general of the Veterinary and Food Board Ago Partel told BNS on Thursday.
African swine fever found on pig farm in Estonia's Jarva County
The African swine fever (ASF) was for the first time found on a pig farm in Estonia's Jarva County.
ASF arrives in Estonia's Tartu County, 1,200 pigs to be killed
Estonia's Veterinary and Food Board discovered African swine fever (ASF) on a pig farm in Tartu County during a routine check and as a result 1,200 pigs are to be killed.
African swine fever found in domestic pigs in Estonia's Viljandi, Valga counties
African swine fever has been found on two pig farms in Estonia's southern Viljandi County and on a farm in Valga County.
Venomous spider cocoon’s banana-arrival in Estonia suspected
A reader at Delice grocery store in central Pärnu spotted on a banana peel some white bubbly layer. In it, she thought she recognised the cocoon of deadly Brazilian wandering spider as described in media.
17.03.2015, Rivo VeskiPM
Most wild boars with African swine fever found in Viljandi County
The most wild boars who have died of the African swine fever (ASF) in Estonia have been found in Tarvastu, Viljandi County where the infected wild board have been found in the range of eight kilometers from the place the disease was initially discovered, regional newspaper Sakala reports.
Farmers on edge: pig plague feared to roam the forests
Two men clad in all-white exposure suits are seated on the sofa at Kuusalu’s «Küüni» pig farm office. Facing them, the owner Toomas Liivik seems somewhat tense while trying to keep his cool.
22.08.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Estonian minister of agriculture: pig plague is here
After a meeting with hunters and swine farmers yesterday, minister of agriculture Ivari Padar (SDE, soc dems) underlined the high likelihood of the African pig plague virus being already present in Estonia.
06.08.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Editorial: hogs worth fighting for
Pity the pig farmers: in the heat of the summer, chilly winds are howling from the south. Last week already, a dread epidemic – the African pig plague – had made it to Northern Latvia, nearing Estonian borderline. Alas, despite all measures taken and planned there’s small chance we will escape untouched.
Pig plague threatened Estonia with emptiness of meat counters
Luckily for the stores, Veterinary Board decision to ban import of pork from Lithuania was overturned yesterday.
29.07.2014, Hanneli RudiPM
African swine fever unlikely to reach Estonia - veterinary agency
African swine fever that has been registered in Russia does not pose a threat to Estonia, the Veterinary and Food Board believes.
Estonian veterinary authority says no indication that elephant was abused
Checks performed by the Estonian Veterinary and Food Board did not support claims that the circus elephant Medi that died after led by its handlers into the Narva River for a bath on Friday suffered from abuse, the Estonian Veterinary and Food Board said.