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Blue Ear Restrictions on Exports

by 5m Editor
23 April 2008, at 8:36am

VIET NAM - Concern over the possible spread of blue ear disease has prompted the Vietnamese agriculture ministry limit pig exports to China.

Deputy Agriculture Minister Bui Ba Bong said in a directive, reported by Reuters, that from Saturday pigs sold to China should not come from or pass through provinces fighting the disease.

According to Reuters, the restrictions could cause a pork price hike in China, which saw its pig herd decimated by blue ear or Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) two years ago.

The first cases of the disease appeared in Viet Nam last year.

View the Reuters story by clicking here.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on PRRS by clicking here.

5m Editor