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African Swine Fever: 50 pigs culled so far in Madhya Pradesh after detection of cases

African Swine Fever: Around 50 pigs have been culled in Madhya Pradesh after the detection of cases in the state.

Reported By : PTI Edited By : Bhagya Luxmi
Damoh
Published on: December 29, 2022 16:33 IST
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African Swine Fever: Around 50 pigs have been culled in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh after the detection of cases. An official on Thursday informed that after the African swine fever cases come to light, at least 50 pigs were culled.  Sources in the state veterinary department said around 1,000 more pigs might be culled if the initial measures intended at checking the spread of the infection do not prove effective.

Samples were collected from the Hata area

"The samples of some pigs that died in the Hata area, 35 km from Damoh district headquarters, were sent to a government lab in Bhopal, which confirmed three days back that they were infected by the African swine fever," District Veterinary Officer B K Asati told PTI.

Carcasses being disposed in proper manner 

Pigs from one km periphery of the place where the deaths occurred are being cleared (culled) and their carcasses are being disposed of in a proper manner, he said. "Around 50 pigs have been culled so far," the officer said. The nine km area surrounding the place where the pigs died is being monitored closely, Asati said.

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