In particular, Binh Loi commune in Vinh Cuu district
is the latest locality where pigs have been infected with African swine fever
and the total number of destroyed pigs in Dong Nai province on June 12 was
It is known that Dong Nai has been implementing a
lot of measures to prevent and control African swine fever. However, the
difficulties and obstacles in the current epidemic prevention are that the
regulations of the level of compensation for infected pigs are equal to or even
higher than market prices, resulting in the fact that livestock households are
neglecting to fight against the epidemic due to the fact that sick pigs have
been taken care of by the State.
On the other hand, levels of authorities and
functional agencies are difficult to detect and strictly handle the consumption
of dead pigs among localities including the pigs transported from affected
areas. At the same time, destroying and burying dead pigs are still faced up
with a lot of difficulties as there are a large number of infected pigs.
According to Vice Chairman of the provincial
People’s Committee Vo Van Chanh, Dong Nai has reissued a new level of
compensation for pigs infected with African swine fever, which is about 30%
lower than the initial level.
Also, Dong Nai asked police forces to concentrate on
investigating and aggressively handling the violations in transporting, trading
and slaughtering dead and sick pigs. In addition, it is essential to direct
localities to strengthen and control the pigs coming in and out, especially
those in epidemic areas, especially to control and prevention the fact that
breeding facilities are continuing to use leftovers, which is the leading issue
causing a widespread of African swine fever.
Duy Minh (T. Lien)