Vietnamese Ministry issues PRRS regulations
The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture (MARD) has issued regulations on the control and prevention of blue ear disease (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome – PRRS) following the recent outbreak of the disease in various Vietnam provinces.
The regulations are applicable to all State agencies, Vietnamese and foreign individuals and organisations, specialising in the raising, slaughtering and transportation of pigs on the Vietnamese territories.
The regulations focus on the control and prevention of PRRS
, stressing on the supervision and early discovery of the epidemic, and a tightened control of slaughtering and transportation of pigs and pork products.
Meanwhile, it is reported that PRRS has spread to three newly-hit central provinces, raising the total number of provinces affected by the disease to 10.