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African Swine Fever


Sikkim bans sale of pigs after African Swine Fever cases detected in state

May 25, 2022 9:52 pm

Animal Husbandry Department Secretary Dr P Senthil Kumar has cautioned the general public to refrain from eating pork after the death of a total of 117 pigs

Tripura: Govt prepares to cull pigs after confirmation of African Swine Fever outbreak in Sepahijala district

April 19, 2022 9:43 pm

Tripura Animal Resource Development Minister Bhagaban Das said samples of three pigs were sent for testing to the North Eastern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Guwahati on April 13. The reports returned positive for African Swine Fever on April 16.

33,417 pigs have died in Mizoram due to African Swine Fever: Minister Beichhua

February 28, 2022 9:52 pm

Mizoram had banned the import of pigs from other states and neighbouring foreign countries for about 17 months between August 2020 and January 2022.

Thailand detects African swine fever in sample at slaughterhouse

January 11, 2022 6:16 pm

Authorities launched a probe at the weekend, after growing speculation in recent weeks that the disease was already decimating Thai pig herds.

African Swine Fever detected in Tripura, culling ensues

September 22, 2021 8:23 pm

The government has declared compensation ranging between Rs 2,200 to Rs 15,000 for pig rearers who have lost animals owing to the culling exercise.

US adds India to list of countries affected by African swine fever

March 26, 2021 7:12 am

ASF is a highly contagious animal disease of wild and domestic swine. It can spread rapidly in swine populations with extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality.

Germany confirms first case of swine fever on its territory

September 10, 2020 3:57 pm

Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said Thursday that authorities have prepared for the eventuality of a case occurring in Germany and will be imposing measures to prevent a possible spread of the disease.

In African swine fever outbreak in N-E, a ‘piggy’ jackpot for Punjab

July 28, 2020 5:34 am

The pigs were to be originally sent to the North East states, but the plan got derailed with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in the Seven Sisters.

Explained: What is African Swine Fever that has hit Assam after China, what has been its impact?

July 27, 2020 4:39 pm

The current outbreak of ASF in India is the first time that the disease has been reported in the country. In September 2019, the outbreak of the disease swept through pig populations in China — which is the largest exporter and consumer of pork — leading to large-scale cullings.

Explained: What is African Swine Fever reported in India for the first time?

May 07, 2020 8:27 pm

Over 2,900 pigs have died in the Assam due to African Swine Fever (ASF), which does not affect humans but can be catastrophic for pigs.