Veterinary Section and Deputy CVO
State Veterinary Administration
Prague, Czech Republic
Petr Šatrán, DVM, Ph.D.
Veterinary Section and Deputy CVO
KEYNOTE SESSION - How to deal with large crisis?
"ASF successful eradication stories"
Wednesday, 11th May 2022
1988 – 1993 Veterinary medicine doctor, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of veterinary medicine
1999 – 2003 Ph.D. Graduate in the area of Veterinary epidemiology and infectious diseases. Specialization for microbiology, immunology and veterinary epidemiology. University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of veterinary medicine.
2005 Attestation I. degree – general approach, Veterinary epidemiology and infection disease, Food hygiene, EU and national Legislation. State veterinary administration in cooperation with University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
2006 Attestation II. degree – specialization in infectious diseases and epidemiology Veterinary epidemiology, Communicable disease, CR and EU Legislative in relation to Animal Health. State veterinary administration in cooperation with University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
Since 2017 State Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic, Director of Veterinary Section and Deputy CVO
2015 – 2017 Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic on EU, Brussels
2004 – 2015 State Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic, Head of animal health and welfare department
2001 –2004 Lecturer at University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Department of infectious diseases and veterinary epidemiology.
1997 –2000 Head of the laboratory of bacterial respiratory infections of livestock at Veterinary Research Institute, Brno
1994 – 1996 Private veterinarian
1. Cukor J, Linda R, Václavek P, Šatrán P, Mahlerová K, Vacek Z, Kunca T, Havránek F.: Wild boar death bed choice in relation to ASF: Are there any differences between positive and negative carcasses? Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Vol 177, April 2020, 104943
2. Marcon A., Linden A, Satran P., Gervasi V, Licoppe A, Guberti V.: R0 Estimation for the African Swine Fever Epidemics in Wild Boar of Czech Republic and Belgium. Vet. Sci. 2020, 7, 2; doi:10.3390/vetsc7010002
3. Cukor J., Linda R., Václavek P., Mahlerová K., Šatrán P., Havránek F.: Confirmed cannibalism in wild boar and its possible role in African swine fever transmission. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020;67(3)1-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13468|
4. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Boklund A, Cay B, Depner K, Foldi Z, Guberti V, Masiulis M, Miteva A, More S, Olsevskis E, Satran P, Spiridon M, Stahl K, Thulke H-H, Viltrop A, Wozniakowski G, Broglia A, Cortinas Abrahantes J, Dhollander S, Gogin A, Verdonck F, Amato L, Papanikolaou A and Gortazar C, 2018. Scientific report on the epidemiological analyses of African swine fever in the European Union (November 2017 until November 2018). EFSA Journal 2018;16(11):5494, 106 pp. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5494
5. EFSA AHAW Panel (EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare), More S, Miranda MA, Bicout D, Bøtner A, Butterworth A, Calistri P, Edwards S, Garin-Bastuji B, Good M, Michel V, Raj M, Saxmose Nielsen S, Sihvonen L, Spoolder H, Stegeman JA, Velarde A, Willeberg P, Winckler C, Depner K, Guberti V, Masiulis M, Olsevskis E, Satran P, Spiridon M, Thulke H-H, Vilrop A, Ozniakowski G, Bau A, Broglia A, Cortinas Abrahantes J, Dhollander S, Gogin A, Mu~noz Gajardo I, Verdonck F, Amato L and Gortazar Schmidt C, 2018. Scientific Opinion on the African swine fever in wild boar. EFSA Journal 2018;16(7):5344, 78 pp. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5344
Experience with eradication of African swine fever from wild boar population
The Czech Republic detected its first occurrence of African Swine Fever virus (ASFv) after passive surveillance that started in 2014. ASFv was detected in two wild boars, which were found dead on 21 and 22 June 2017 in the cadastral territory Příluky u Zlína, Zlín District, Zlín Region. The National Reference Laboratory for ASF, the State Veterinary Institute Jihlava, confirmed the positive finding of ASFv on 26 June 2017. Since 15 April 2019 there were 230 cases of ASF registered in wild boar involving 212 cases of wild boar found dead and 18 cases of hunted wild boar. The last ASF positive cases in wild boars were detected on 8 February 2018 in hunted wild boar and on 15 April 2018 in wild boar found dead – however, these carcasses were decomposed. All positive cases were detected in a small area in the Zlín District. In domestic pigs, no outbreak of ASF was detected in the Czech Republic. There are currently no positive cases of ASF within the territory of the Czech Republic. Eradication was successful mainly due tothe level of surveillance allowed early detection of the first case of ASF, the veterinary measures prevented the spread of ASF in the wild boar population and a significant reduction (almost complete depopulation) of the number of pigs in the area with ASF positive cases. the veterinary measures preventing the introduction of ASF into domestic pig holdings.