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117 pigs have died due to ASF in 4 districts of Meghalaya

Shillong, May 26: At least 117 pigs have died in Meghalaya due to African Swine Fever, a top Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department official said. About 50 pigs have died at a government farm in Dalu in the West Garo Hills district and another 5 died in another government farm in Pynursla in the East Khasi Hills district, the official said. "At least 117 pigs have died in 4 districts of the state affecting 11 villages. The deaths have occurred since last month and they tested positive for ASF," Veterinary...
Nagaland News

ASF: DC Kohima notifies

Dimapur, July 28: In pursuant to the detection of African Swine Fever (ASF) in various locations of Kohima district, DC...
North East

African Swine Fever: Mizoram seeks Central assistance to compensate pig farmers

Aizawl, July 26: The Mizoram government has sought assistance from the Centre to compensate pig farmers, whose pigs have been killed during the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), a minister said on Tuesday. The highly contagious disease continues to ravage piggeries in Mizoram killing more than 42,300 pigs and piglets worth crores of rupees since March last year. State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary minister Dr. K. Beichhua said that Chief Minister Zoramthanga had in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged him to provide monetary assistance under PM's...
North East

Golaghat district administration bans sale of pig, piglet, pig feed in view of African swine fever

Golaghat, July 23: Amid the continual detection of African swine fever, the Golaghat district administration of Assam imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and has banned the sale of pigs and related products in the district till August 22. The District administration has banned the selling of pig, piglet, pork, pig feed and other pig products within the district and at inter-districts except through the National highway. Apart from this, it has also banned the movement of pigs on the roads, fields and in other open...
North East

Over 40,000 pigs died of African Swine Fever in Assam since early 2020

Guwahati, July 19: More than 40,000 pigs have died of African Swine Fever in Assam since its detection in the state in early 2020, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister Atul Bora said on Tuesday. Over 14,000 families have been economically affected as a result of the pig deaths and the disease has spread to 22 districts, the minister told a press conference here. The African Swine Fever (ASF), which was first detected in the country in Assam in February 2020, affects both domestic and wild pigs. While swine flu can...
North East

4,848 pigs have died in Mizoram due to ASF since February this year

Aizawl, June 12: As many as 4,848 pigs and piglets have died in the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) since its recurrence from February this year, according to data released by state Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department on Sunday. Thirty-nine pigs died on Sunday due to ASF, the data said. So far, 4,077 pigs have been culled to prevent further spread of ASF and 11 pigs were culled on Sunday, it said. The highly contagious pig disease has currently affected 68 villages and localities in nine out of 11...
North East

Mizoram govt to soon declare outbreak of African Swine Fever as state disaster: Minister

Aizawl, May 31: The Mizoram government would soon declare the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has killed more than 37,000 pigs, as a 'state disaster,' a minister said on Tuesday. State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary minister Dr K Beichhua told PTI that Chief Minister Zoramthanga has already given his consent to declare the outbreak as a state disaster. A notification declaring the outbreak of ASF would soon be published, he said. As per the data released by the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department on May 25, more than...
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