Outbreaks of blue-ear pig disease in Vietnam
Two more cities confirmed outbreaks of blue-ear pig disease, raising the number of total infected localities to 10, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Animal Health has said.
Hanoi and southern Binh Duong were the two newly-infected cities.
More than 200 infected pigs were found infected in five communes of Hanoi and up to 400 others were in four communes of Binh Duong.
Local authorities have implemented measures such as culling animals infected with the disease and vaccinating the rest.
The VNS did not say what other cities previously reported outbreaks of blue-ear pig disease.
Blue-ear pig disease is a virus that causes a disease of pigs, called porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.
Veterinarians say this economically important, pandemic disease causes reproductive failure in breeding stock and respiratory tract illness in young pigs.