PRRS outbreak in four Vietnamese provinces
The Vietnamese ministry of agriculture and rural
development (MARD) has announced an outbreak of PRRS in domestic pigs bred in
four provinces in the North of the country.
So far, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) has affected
more than 11,000 pigs in Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Bac Ninh and Thai Binh provinces.
The disease originated on farms in Hai Duong.
Many of the animals
have died, according to an animal health department
Infected pigs sold
About 3,000 infected pigs have
already been sold in local markets before farmers were aware of the
MARD officials said they hoped to contain the outbreak by
burning or burying the bodies of dead animals, while treating afflicted pigs as
best they can. Breeding farms will also have to be decontaminated, along with
In addition, officials are
asking farmers to quarantine their animals and stop selling pork or pigs until
the outbreak is no longer a threat.
A vaccine is being made available
through various agencies for breeders.
More disease prevention and
protection plans are being considered.
â€¢ Vietnamese ministry of agriculture
and rural development (MARD)
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