The inspection of infected pigs is conducted at the
province’s livestock facilities
In addition, according to assigned tasks it is
essential to regularly monitor, inspect, supervise, and closely coordinate with
localities to prevent and control the epidemic; timely handle difficulties and
problems; and show localities to take samples for testing African swine fever
virus, and conduct isolation livestock and slaughtering activities, which is
unified to be applied in the province to prevent the spread of the disease.
In particular, from the case of the households in
Thong Nhat district successfully combating the epidemic by using alcohol
residue, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee said, at the moment
disseminating this method to livestock facilities that use alcohol residue as
feed for pigs shouldn’t be conducted but it is necessary to encourage livestock
facilities to make use of residues to feed pigs to reduce costs for animal feed
and the farms to make use of wine residues limit the epidemic.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural
Development, in late August 2019 African swine fever appeared in 11/11 districts
and cities with 3,213 households in 122 communes and townships; more than
309,000 infected pigs were culled, accounting for 19.35% of the total pig
population in the province.
Besides, although the rate of spread and disease
outbreaks have slowed down compared to the previous time, the African swine
fever epidemic in the province has still developed complicatedly.
Duy Minh (Phuong Vy)