Tests Ordered, Charges Filed Against Hog Farmers

US - A father and son are facing several charges, including feeding garbage to pigs and animal cruelty, following raids on their Carroll County farm where several hogs have tested positive for trichinosis.
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State agricultural officials face growing concerns about the spread of trichinosis after three Carroll County pigs tested positive for the parasitic disease.

Officials from The Department of Agriculture told WJZ's Mike Hellgren that the pigs were from a farm in New Windsor. Carroll Schisler, 60, the farm's owner, and his son, Carroll Schisler Jr., 34, were arrested last week on a 19-count indictment that also included federal charges of operating a slaughterhouse without a license.

The arrests followed raids in March and April, in which investigators discovered piles of dead animals and livestock feeding on garbage. At that time, state agriculture officials said a malnourished pig taken from the farm tested positive for trichinosis.

Source: wjz

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