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Pneumonia Causes Slaughter of 1,000 Pigs

19 December 2011, at 11:42am

SWITZERLAND - More than 1,000 pigs in the canton of Lucerne will face slaughter after being diagnosed with a respiratory disease that can lead to pneumonia.

Twenty-one farms in the canton of Lucerne have been so far affected, reports World Radio Switzerland.

There is no risk of meat contamination or the disease being transferred to humans.

Nevertheless 200 pigs have already been slaughtered.

In other countries this disease is treated with antibiotics but according to the Pig Rearing Health Authority, this is not the case in Switzerland.


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