Swine fever suspected at Indian college farm
A college farm in the South of India has most probably
been infected by swine fever, research suggests.
Tests conducted at the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and
Animal Sciences University, India, have indicated swine fever
as the cause of pig deaths at the
farm of the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CoVAS), Mannuthy, a
suburb of Thrissur, in the South of India.
So far, about 130 pigs died at the pig farm, another 30 were in a critical
condition. Upon discovery, the affected pigs have been isolated.
Strict measures to contain the infection have been launched in the farm.
All those associated with the farm have been given awareness classes on the
steps to be taken.
Samples collected from the affected pigs have been taken to the Indian
Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, for further
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