Dead Pigs Tested for African Swine Fever

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PHNOM PENH – African swine fever (ASF) is suspected as the cause of death of 130 pigs in Svay Rieng province.

Provincial Animal Health and Production Office director Pen Chanthy said the pigs of a family-owned farm had died in Kandal village since Jan. 13.

“We are only suspecting it to be the African swine fever, but we are not certain yet. We are waiting for the experts to release the test result first,” he said on Jan. 15.

For safety, he has told local people about the sanitary measures such as protecting and spraying pesticides in pig cages, and distributed vaccines for pigs to other residents.

African swine fever is an incurable deadly disease which spreads quickly among pigs with either direct or indirect contact.

Originally written in Khmer for ThmeyThmey, this story was translated by Meng Seavmey for Cambodianess.

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