Thailand reports suspected PRRS outbreak

After a recent spate of pig deaths in Mae Hong Son and Tak provinces in Thailand, the Director of the Department of Livestock Development orders has ordered an official investigation.
calendar icon 27 August 2020
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In Mae Hong Son province, authorities are culling 25 pigs as a preventive measure. The Nation reports that the farmer will be compensated at 75 percent of the cost of the pigs if he chooses to let the department carry out the cull. The Department of Livestock Development stressed that the cull is completely voluntary.

Provincial authorities in Mae Hong Son are urging producers to adhere to strict biosecurity measures, including bans on moving farm animals out of affected areas or eating the pork of affected pigs.

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