Hundreds of pigs die in Mizoram due to fever

INDIA - Hundreds of pigs have died in this city and surrounding in the past few days due to a swine fever, severely affecting the sale of pork.

State veterinary department officials said that the fever was caused by the swine fever that had occasionally struck state during the past years and it had nothing to do with bird flu.

Saingura Sailo, joint director of the AH and Veterinary department said that the swine were infected by the fever mainly due to the fact that the owners failed to vaccinate them.

Shortage of vaccination drugs was the main concern, according to Veterinary minister Lalrinchhana, who informed the state assembly that 10,000 vaccines were arriving from Guwahati.

In another alarming incident, hundreds of chickens died in Mizoram-Myanmar border Cherhlun village during the past three months causing panic that it might be caused by Avian Influenza.

Source: New Kerala
calendar icon 24 March 2006
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