Chinese pigs killed by mix of infections

26-09-2006 | |

Local research recently showed that pigs dying in six Chinese provinces have been struck by a mix of infections, being a combination of CSF, PRRS and PCV.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received this information from the veterinary bureau of the Chinese ministry of agriculture.
Since the end of June, pigs have died of a disease characterised by rising body temperature, redness of the skin and rapid breathing in some parts of six provinces of China, namely Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei.

Control measures

Immediately after the occurrence of the disease, the ministry took prevention and control measures and the unnatural deaths of pigs came to a stop. Laboratory testing revealed that many samples tested positive to a disease, “closely related to the mixed infection of classical swine fever, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and porcine circovirus.”
A similar swine disease was also found in some southern provinces of China in hot summers during the last few years.
Chinese authorities said they are arranging for a microbiologist to conduct further research.
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