Kohima, May 3: In an effort to prevent the outbreak of African Swine Fever in the unaffected blocks of Phek District, the District Level Pig Federation in collaboration with Chakhesang Women Welfare Society, the Department of Animal Husbandry& Veterinary Services, Phek District and North East Initiative Development Agency, conducted an awareness drive on African Swine Fever-cum-vaccination drive on Classical Swine Fever from April 26 to 29 in Porba, Pholami, Gidemi, Enhulumi, Sumi, Leshemi, Lasumi, Pfutseromi, Thetsumi and Zhavame village.
During the programme, Dr. Rosou Pohena, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Veterinary Dispensary Pfutsero discussed with the farmers the origin of ASF outbreak, their signs and symptoms, ways of transmission, steps of prevention and measures to safely discard affected and dead pigs.
Pig blood samples were also taken from Enhulumi village where ASF outbreak was suspected.
Dr. Vihielie Sanchu, Senior Project Associate, NEIDA, emphasized on the importance and potential of collective efforts. A total 504 pigs were given CSF vaccination.
Facemasks, disinfectants, dewormers, vitamins, mineral mixtures etc. were also supplied to pig farmers. (Page News Service)