A new protozoan parasite found in a Finnish roe deer
A new protozoan has been found in a Finnish roe deer. In its investigations, the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has confirmed that the parasite is Besnoitia. The roe deer had been shot in...
Fur animal feed may spread new animal diseases
Up to half of the total quantity of production animals and the products derived from them are unfit for human consumption. These animal by-products are used in fur animal feed, for example. The...
Growth of production animal farms impacting on the economy and animal disease risks
The average size of production animal farms has increased and the number of farms has decreased. This structural trend is forecast to continue in the future. Larger farms bring economic benefits by...
Authorities get ready for African swine fever in disease introduction simulation exercise
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira and Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland will practice official measures in case of African swine fever entering the country. The...
The cause of salmon kills in the River Tornionjoki still unclear
The causes of the skin lesions and death of salmon that died in the summers of 2014 and 2015 are still unclear. As the cause of the disease is unknown, control of the disease is impossible. The...
Hunting dogs should be protected against Echinococcus parasites
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira advises owners to protect hunting dogs against infection by Echinococcus canadensis. Infections can be prevented by deworming hunting dogs both before and...
Aerial distribution of rabies vaccine baits starts on south-eastern border
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira starts the aerial distribution of rabies vaccine baits on the south-eastern border on the 9th of September. A total of 180 000 vaccine baits for small predators...
National research needed to prevent disease in fish
The necessary information on the behaviour of different pathogens in Finland's conditions can only be obtained through research on fish diseases conducted in Finland. Finland's fish-health which is...