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North East

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...
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...

259 pigs died in Meghalaya due to ASF: Official

Shillong, May 9: At least 259 pigs have died in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district this year due to African Swine Fever (ASF), a senior official of the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department said on Monday. "At least 259 pigs have died in four neighbouring villages in Ri-Bhoi district. They had all tested positive for ASF," Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department principal secretary GHP Raju told PTI. He said 45 pigs died on Sunday. As per the department's livestock census, there are over 53,000 pigs in the district and a total of...
North East

25 more pigs die of African Swine Fever in Mizoram

Aizawl, May 8: At least 25 more pigs died of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Mizoram on Sunday, an official said. The ASF has affected 31 villages in six districts of the state, he said. With the 25 deaths on Sunday, as many as 1,983 pigs have so far been killed since the fresh outbreak of the swine disease in February this year, he said. At least 1,201 pigs have been culled during the same period, including 111 on Sunday, the official said. As many as 33,417 pigs have died...
North East

Mizoram bans import of pigs, pork products amid fresh African Swine Fever outbreak

Aizawl, April 3: The Mizoram government banned the import of pigs and pork products after new cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) were detected in the state, as per an official notification. There will be a complete ban on the import of live pigs, fresh pork and all other pork products, including frozen pork, from other states and other countries until further orders, said the notification issued on Saturday. The Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department will ensure mandatory disinfection of pig-rearing premises and enforce strict hygiene measures and isolation of...
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