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Officers in Various Provinces Tackle PRRS

by 5m Editor
9 July 2010, at 9:44am

THAILAND - Livestock officers have inspected pig farms in various provinces following reports of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) that has killed a large number of pigs in Nong Khai province.

Livestock officers in Buriram province have visited pig farms to advise to farmers on hygiene and farm management. They have also given the farmers disinfectants and urged them to urgently report any symptoms of illness in the pigs to the department, so that officers could inspect and prevent the spread of the disease.

Meanwhile in Nakhon Pranom province, the Livestock Development Department, in coordination with local organizations, has expedited inspections in slaughterhouses and meat vendors. Nakhon Phanom is another province where pigs are reported to be attacked by the PPRS as it neighbors Nong Khai province.

Livestock officers have instructed for meat packing to be conducted in standardised and hygienic slaughterhouses to prevent the spread of the disease. Authorities have also prevented the transport of pork from unapproved areas.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on PRRS by clicking here.