Blue Ear Disease Reported in South Viet Nam

VIET NAM - Blue ear disease (porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome; PRRS) has occurred in the country's southern Tien Giang province with 380 infected pigs.
calendar icon 12 July 2010
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The Vietnam News Agency quoted the Tien Giang provincial government as reporting that the disease struck nine communes in the province.

To prevent the spread of the disease, local authorities have taken prevention measures including the destruction of all infected pigs.

Other measures have been also implemented such as sterilizing the affected areas and their neighbourhood and containing movements of traffic in these places to curb the disease from spreading.

The local authorities have decided to give affected farmers 25,000 Vietnamese dong (VND; around US$1.30) for per kilo of animals lost, said the report.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome (PRRS) by clicking here.
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