Workshop on ASF surveillance and wildlife management

 

BTSF GF-TADS Workshop – One day workshop on ASF surveillance and wildlife management

   

City, country, date – Olomouc, Czech Republic, October 12, 2017, from 9:00 to 17:30

 

 

 

Location name and addres - Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc, Jeremenkova 36, CZ-779 00 Olomouc

                                                                            

 

Time

 
 

Contents

 
 

Trainer

 
 

9:00 - 9:15

 
 

Welcome, introduction, aims

 
 

Experts, Host country representative

 
 

9:15 – 10:10

 
 

Wild Boar ecology (Geographical distribution, Demography, Census and hunting methods)

 

AIM: participants will have an overview of the wild boar management system through the infected countries in order to compare densities, census methods and the different demographic structure resulting from different management strategies

 
 

Tomasz Podgorski

 
 

10:10 - 11:00

 
 

ASF in wild boar in Eastern Europe (Geographical spread, epidemiological role played by the wild boar, transmission patterns, risk factors)

 

AIM: participants will have an overview of the main epidemiological characteristics of ASF epidemiology. Modes of transmission (direct and indirect) will be presented; the concept of wild boar threshold density and Critical Community size will be discussed in the light of the possible density dependent eradication of the infection. Presentation of the concept of ASF virus environmental contamination and its role in virus maintenance and spreading.

 
 

Edvins Olsevskis  

 
 

11:00 - 11:15

 
 

Coffee break

 
 
 

11:15 -11:50

 
 

ASF International legislation; legislation within the EU, OIE legislation, diagnostic standards of the UE diagnostic manual, EU and Terrestrial Code surveillance models

 
 

Edvins Olsevskis  

 
 

11:50 - 12:45

 
 

ASF surveillance in wild boar (early detection in free areas; monitoring in infected areas; sampling and epidemiological parameters estimation);

 

AIM: Participants receive key info in order to understand which surveillance strategy (passive vs active, Ag detection vs Ab detection) is the best choice in the framework of ASF early detection in free areas and monitoring in infected areas.

 
 

Edvins Olsevskis  

 
 

12:45 -14:00

 
 

Wild boar data collection in ASF infected areas (management units: hunting vs administrative units; seasonality: biological periods vs calendar year; structure of the sampled population: age and gender classes; prevalence in dead vs hunted animals);

 

AIM: participants will receive advice on how to organize the data in order to fill the most common gaps observed when Wild boar management and hunting derived data are collate together with Domestic animal health data.

 
 

Tomasz Podgorski

 
 

14:00 - 14:35

 
 

Lunch

 
 
 

14:35 - 15:10

 
 

ASF in wild boar: practical management (designing a wild boar infected area; set quotas and hunting bags);

 

AIM: Participants will receive information regarding the main strategies and their implementation in wild boar infected areas in order to achieve the eradication of the virus.

 
 

Tomasz Podgorski

 
 

15:10 - 15:45

 
 

Biosecurity in ASF in wild boar infected areas (role of biosecurity measures during hunting; safe disposal of carcasses and infected hunted animals, practical organization of biosecurity facilities in Hunting ground; management of hunted animals while waiting ASF test results);

 

AIM: participants will be informed regarding the role of biosecurity and how to arrange the minimum set of measures in hunting grounds.

 
 

Edvins Olsevskis  

 
 

15:45 - 16:00

 
 

Group exercise a) surveillance; b) population management; c) data collection and reporting

 
 

Participants

 
 

16:00 - 16:45

 
 

Coffee break

 
 
 

16:45 -17:30

 
 

Discussion on exercise results

 
 

Participants and experts

 
 

17:30

 
 

Closure of the training

 
 

   

Workshop on African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Czech Republic

Workshop on African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Czech Republic organised by National level

Due to the Evolution of the Epidemiological Situation of African Swine Fever in the Czech Republic (the first positive case was detected on 26 June 2017), we are fully aware of the seriousness of the situation. The State Veterinary Administration launched the Epidemiology Training Programme for hunters, representatives of hunter associations, forestry management in response to the recent incursion of African swine fever (ASF) into the Czech Republic.

First training - 365 hunters were trained at Valašské Klobouky (Zlín Region) on 21 of July 2017.

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly transmissible disease affecting pigs and wild boars with serious socio-economic and wildlife consequences. The disease can spread rapidly, irrespective of national borders.
ASF is not a human health threat.
No vaccine or specific treatment is currently available for ASF.
Therefore, disease control is mainly based on early detection and the application of strict sanitary and biosecurity measures.

Workshop on African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Czech Republic organised by Community level

EC is planning to organise a one day workshop on surveillance and wildlife management for African Swine Fever in the Czech Republic (also in Germany, Austria).

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: only Czech, mainly hunters, representatives of hunter associations, forestry management and veterinarians. The number of participants can be between minimum 35 to maximum 50.
TOPICS: The topics to be addressed during the workshop include ASF in wild boar and management of wild boar population, wild boar data collection in ASF infected areas, best practices in biosecurity and implementation of GFTADs recommendations. GFTAD - Global Framework for the progressive control of Transboundary Animal Diseases.
DATE: October 12, 2017, from 9:00 to 17:30
FUNDING and ORGANISATION: The costs and organisation of experts, meeting room, lunch, coffee break and interpretation will be covered by contractor. On the other hand, the project does not cover costs for travel and accommodation of participants.
LOCATION: Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc, Jeremenkova 36, CZ-779 00 Olomouc

The training will be held with simultaneous interpretation in Czech so as to reach also hunters and veterinary officials that are not fluent in English.