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Hà Tĩnh to get vaccines to prevent pig disease

Update: November, 22/2016 - 09:00
Dead pigs in Hà Tĩnh’s Cẩm Nam Commune are taken to landfill sites. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ TĨNH — The central province of Hà Tĩnh has called for 30,000 vials of vaccine to prevent the spread of blue ear disease among pigs, which broke out a month ago.

The disease first appeared in farms in Cẩm Nam Commune on October 19, and since then, it has spread to four other communes, the local department of agriculture and rural development said.

The veterinary agency’s staff has landfilled 1,100 pigs infected with the disease and carried out fumigation in an attempt to reduce its spread.

Nguyễn Văn Việt, director of the department, told local newspapers that the local veterinary agency has succeeded in stopping the spread of the disease, but that to prevent a potential outbreak after repeated floods in October and early November, the province is in need of 30,000 vials of vaccine and 30,000 litres of chemicals used for fumigation.

Việt said the Prime Minister agreed to supply Hà Tĩnh the quantity from the national reserve of agriculture and livestock materials.

The vaccine is expected to reach the province in a day. Blue ear disease, also called Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, is a viral disease that spreads easily. — VNS

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