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Resources Posted on 2021-02-26 12:17:23

Guidelines on compartmentalisation for ASF

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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

ISBN: 978-92-95115-64-4

This document aims to assist OIE Members and stakeholders in the pig industry in the practical implementation of compartmentalisation specific to African swine fever (ASF). It details specific requirements and provides guidance on key aspects of the compartmentalisation process and provides a set of tools that may be applied to facilitate the implementation and recognition of compartments.(1)

The private sector and Veterinary Authorities are the main target audience of these guidelines. However, they will also benefit third parties and technical service providers, such as auditors and private veterinarians, involved in the implementation and maintenance of compartments. It is expected that policy-makers in governments and inter-governmental organisations concerned with the animal health and pig industries will also find them useful.

These OIE Guidelines have been developed with the financial assistance of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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(1) According to the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, ‘compartment’ means ‘an animal subpopulation contained in one or more establishments, separated from other susceptible populations by a common biosecurity management system, and with a specific animal health status with respect to one or more infections or infestations for which the necessary surveillance, biosecurity and control measures have been applied for the purposes of international trade or disease prevention and control in a country or zone.’

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