Unusual mortality of swine population puts Nagaland on high alert
The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services has informed the public and piggery farmers that unusual mortality of pig population has been reported in Mon, Kiphire and Phek districts recently.
Hence, the public and piggery farmers have been requested to remain vigilant and observe advisories.
“To report the death of pigs to the nearest Veterinary Health Centre for necessary sero-monitoring, refrain from importing live pigs for meat and piglets for breeding purpose from outside without knowing the health status, maintaining strict bio-security measures in the farms and vaccinating pigs against Classical Swine Fever,” are some of the preventive measures put in place by the Veterinary Department to contain the mortality.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)