Localities working hard to cull infected pigs

Update: March, 14/2019 – 17:00 vietnamnews

A worker sprays disinfectant at a pig burial site in Hưng Hà District, Thái Bình Province. The province is one of 16 localities affected by the disease. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt

Viet Nam NewsHƯNG YÊN — Pig-farming Từ Tây Ward in Yên Phú Commune, Yên Mỹ District, the northern province of Hưng Yên, is going through hard times, with farmers forced to cull hundreds of pigs infected with African swine fever every day.

There are 50 households with some 10,000 pigs in the locality.

On Wednesday – the second day after the epidemic was found in Yên Phú Commune – local authorities mobilised forces from the commune veterinary service and police to monitor the destruction of Dương Văn Tâm’s herd, including three sows, 18 cubs and 42 pigs that tested positive for the virus.

Tâm told Thanh niên (Young people) newspaper that when the neighbouring ward of Yên Hoà found an outbreak of the diease, each household contributed VNĐ1 million (US$43) to buy lime powder, spray disinfectant and set up five 24-hour quarantine checkpoints around the ward to prevent vehicles from transporting sick pigs to the area. Continue reading “Localities working hard to cull infected pigs”

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