Cambodia: Pig carcasses with PRRS torched
In Kandal Province pig carcasses were burned after four pigs that were tested were discovered to have been infected with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), also known as blue-ear pig disease.
The burning of the carcasses took place on Saturday. The pigs were taken away by Muk Kampoul district police on 22 September from a trader who imported the pigs from Vietnam, according to the deputy director of the Department of Animal Health and Production at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Has Piseth.
Blue-ear disease discovered
“We tested four of the 49 pigs and found that they had blue-ear disease. We ordered officials and the police to burn the bodies to prevent the disease from infecting other pigs,” said the deputy director.
Prime Minister Hun Sen placed a ban, on 4 August, on the importation of pigs from Vietnam and Thailand so that there is no occurrence of the spread of PRRS.
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