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Blue-Ear Cull Now Exceeds 300,000

by 5m Editor
30 September 2010, at 11:19am

VIET NAM - Blue-ear disease (also known as porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome; PRRS) has now been recorded in 32 provinces.

As many as 32 provinces nation-wide have reported the outbreak of blue-ear pig disease, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Department of Animal Health.

An official source reports that the disease is expected to spread beyond Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces, largely due to the lack of local vigilance, said the department.

Over 300,000 infected pigs have been culled nation-wide this year, which is higher than in the 2008 outbreak.

Further Reading

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

5m Editor