HCMC – The central province of Quang Binh in the year to date has culled 1,642 pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF), with a total weight of over 106,000 kilograms.
ASF outbreaks were detected in 179 households in 23 communes of four districts during the first eight months of the year, reported Lao Dong Online.
Some 17 communes have faced outbreaks for over 21 days and six other communes for almost 21 days, including the communes of Cao Quang, Thach Hoa, Trong Hoa and Van Ninh in Tuyen Hoa, Minh Hoa and Van Ninh districts.
The provincial Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Division said it has closely cooperated with localities in the province to detect and tackle ASF outbreaks early, minimize losses and monitor the anti-ASF efforts at pig farm households and facilities.
As no ASF vaccine is available, it is hard to put the disease under control, said a representative of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Division.