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Compartmentalisation guidelines – African swine fever

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World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, formerly OIE)

ISBN: 978-92-95115-64-4

This set of guidelines aims to assist World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) Members and pig-industry stakeholders in the practical implementation of compartmentalisation(1) specifically for African swine fever (ASF).

The private sector and Veterinary Authorities are the main target audience of this document. However, it 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 government policy-makers and intergovernmental organisations concerned with the animal health and pig industry will also find it useful.

This initiative was made possible through the generous support of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

[ See the guidelines ]

[ See the outcome-based biosecurity checklist for ASF-free compartments ]


(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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