Mongolia reports another outbreak of PRRS

17-05-2011 | |

Mongolia has reported another outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

The outbreak was first notified on May 9, in Tseel district in the province of Govi Altai, in the country’s South West. The province in the south borders to China.

PRRS was found in a herd of 39 swine, of which 20 had caught the disease and died.

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry in Ulanbaataar communicated the reoccurrence of the disease to the Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on May 16, 2011.

Control measures applied included quarantine, screening, dipping. Vaccination or treatment will not be applied – stamping out will.

An earlier outbreak of PRRS was reported on February 20, in the country’s Darkhan-Uul province.

Related website:
Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

ter Beek
Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world