Lạng Sơn to control FMD in pigs

by 5m Editor
14 January 2019, at 12:00am

The foot-and-mouth epidemic has affected pigs in five districts in Lạng Sơn Province since 23 December, said Nguyễn Nam Hùng, director of the provincial Department of Animal Health last week.

The five districts included Bình Gia, Chi Lăng, Văn Quan, Bắc Sơn and Hữu Lũng. The epidemic started in Tô Hiệu and Văn Thụ communes of Bình Gia District, before spreading to others.

All pigs suspected of contracting the disease were culled.

Each household with culled pigs received financial support at VNĐ35,000 (US$1.5) per kilo of pig.

Experts said that the epidemic was caused by poor hygiene standards during the slaughtering process. Recent cold weather and rains had reduced pigs’ resistance to the disease.

After discovering the cases, the provincial Department of Animal Health collaborated with local authorities to conduct prevention and control methods to limit losses of livestock.

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Source: Viet Nam News