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MAF moves to confine PMWS to north

by 5m Editor
16 February 2004, at 12:00am

NEW ZEALAND - South Island farmers say they are determined to keep their pigs free from the catastrophic wasting disease spreading through farms between Hamilton and Auckland. Post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), a viral disease which most affects piglets between eight weeks and 16 weeks, causes weight loss, diarrhoea, breathing difficulties and jaundice. Mortality rates vary. There is no known treatment for the disease.

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