Workshop on ASF surveillance and wildlife management


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


Olomouc, 12th October 2017


(NH Collection Olomouc Congress, Legionárská 21. 779 00, Olomouc, Czech Republic)


Time Contents Trainer


9:00 - 9:15 Welcome, introduction, aims


Experts, Host






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


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




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


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.


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




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.


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.


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




17:30 Closure of the training