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Kohima bans pig slaughter, no inter-village transit in Pfutsero

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JULY 6: Citing detection of African Swine Fever (ASF) in various locations of the district, the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Shanavas C has banned, among others, slaughter of pigs in those areas.
According to the DC, Viswema and 1 km radius, Dzülekie and 1 km radius, and Dzürüzu near KMC dumping site (New Meriema) and 1 km radius have been notified as infected zones.
Jakhama, Khuzama, Kigwema, Kidima, Kezoma, Phesama, Pfuchama, Mima, Mitelephe, Khonoma, Meriema, Old and New Tsiesema, High School Area Kohima have been declares as surveillance zones.
In all those areas, the DC has enforced ban on slaughter of pigs, import and export of pigs and piglets, and transportation of pigs and pork.
Similarly, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Pfutsero, Japheth Woch has informed that unusual death of pigs was reported from Phusachudu Village and the pigs were found to be affected with high fever and anorexia.
Similar reports were also received from Pfutsero town and villages under Pfutsero Sub-Division.
“The collection of blood samples of the affected pigs and post-mortem on carcass has been carried out for further lab testing.
“Therefore, as recommended by the Assistant Veterinary Surgeon of Pfutsero, the Inter-village transportation of pigs/piglets (both live and slaughtered) to Pfutsero town or vice versa from the affected village/areas shall remain restricted with immediate effect”, it stated.
Any person who intends to slaughter pigs should obtain clearance from the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Pfutsero, to ensure that livestock is in good health, it added.
(Page News Service)