Provincial Gov Hold Meeting On Undiagnosed Porcine Disease In China

CHINA - Recently, the circumstances of pig "high fever illness" have been relatively severe. In response, Jiangshan, Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province is adopting measures to actively implement prevention and treatment, according to a report on Jiangshan Television.
calendar icon 4 September 2006
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Pig "high fever illness" is appearing in all areas in our province [Zhejiang] other than Zhoushan City. There are more than 66 000 ill pigs and already more than 11 000 have died. Since July, pig "high fever illness" has appeared in one village after the other in Jiangshan. Symptoms are elevated body temperature, redness on the body surface, and cough.

Ears turn light blue in a minority of pigs. The mortality rate among sucklings and weaned pigs is especially high. To effectively carry out prevention of pig "high fever illness", the municipal agriculture department strengthens disease inspection and safe disposal of deceased ill pigs, and guides pig-raising households to lower temperatures in pigsties, reducing the occurrence of disease.

On the morning of 4 Sep 2006, Jiangshan held a pig "high fever illness" prevention meeting. Vice mayor Xu Daqing demanded heightened attention to pig "high fever illness" and thorough implementation of all prevention and control measures, including sealing off and isolating disease sites, strengthening hygiene and disinfection, and reducing movement of pigs.

At this time, traders are prohibited from importing breeding pigs from other provinces and cities to strictly prevent disease from entering Jiangshan and to ensure the efficacy of disease prevention work.

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