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Hog Cholera Found in 110 Kilos of Pork

by 5m Editor
21 July 2008, at 8:38am

PHILIPPINES - A total of 110 kilos of pork was found to be infected by hog cholera when meat inspectors conducted an investigation on the 14 July at Angeles City.

The infection was found during an inspection conducted by a team headed by Dr. Christian Arcilla, reports Sun-Star.

The hogs were then turned over to Dr. Roy del Rosario for further examination.

Dr Rosario found that the hogs had "severe labored breathing recumbent, purplish and reddish discoloration on the rump, underbelly and ears."

Arnold Señeres, officer-in-charge of slaughterhouse in the city, said the hog meat was intended to be sold in the city's public market.

He said the meat "could cause illnesses" to people who could have bought and eaten it.

Over the last three months, meat inspectors have condemned nearly 900 kilos of hog meat and carcases not fit for human consumption.

The condemned meat was burned by slaughterhouse officials.

View the Sun-Star story by clicking here.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Swine Fever (Hog Cholera) by clicking here.

5m Editor