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15,000 #pigs killed due to #SwineFever in #Japan

Swine Flu Alert

Japan’s outbreak of classical swine fever (CSF), or hog cholera, has spread to five prefectures, including Osaka, since the country reported the disease Sept. 9. Until then, the country had not reported a case of CSF for 26 years.

More than 15,000 pigs will be culled and buried as part of measures to prevent further contagion, the government said Wednesday.

In December, the first farm in the Gifu prefecture, reported the disease and culled 610 pigs at the farm. In January, the sixth case was reported, and the country sent additional 1,600 ground self-defense force troops to the farm to bury the pigs.

Pigs shipped from the farm in Aichi to pig farms in Osaka and three other prefectures were also found infected with CSF.

“In order to prevent the disease from spreading further, the government will do its utmost by having the agriculture ministry and relevant local authorities cooperate for speedy and thorough implementation of quarantine measures,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a news conference, Reuters reports.

Wild boars are suspected to be the source of hog cholera infections, but local farmers are asking for widespread vaccinations.

This is a different strain from the deadly African swine fever sweeping through China. Swine fever is often deadly for pigs and wild boars, but is not infectious for humans.

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900,000 #pigs killed during past 6 months due to disease in #China

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China has been one of the worst nations affected by the disease China has been one of the worst nations affected by the disease

China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has revealed that it has culled 916,000 pigs since the beginning of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in August 2018.

The Asian country has been one of the worst nations affected by the disease as domestic pigs have contracted ASF in 24 provinces.

China’s agriculture ministry spokesman Guang Defu said the government had strengthened control measures throughout the country to tackle the disease across its pork supply.

Defu added that the measures had allowed the country to lift 77 areas affected in 21 provinces out of the blockade, according to the rules.

“The epidemic occurred in separate spots rather than spreading widely​,” said Defu. “All local departments involved have given full play to the role of the joint prevention and control mechanism and strictly tackled the epidemic according to decisions and deployments made by the central government​.”

One of the first areas affected by ASF in China was in Liaoning, resulting in 8,000 pigs​ being culled.

Many major international markets have taken action to protect themselves against the disease. For example, Australia recently ramped up biosecurity measures​ at international airports and mail processing centres to prevent ASF from entering the country.

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Hundreds of pigs dead from disease in various provinces of Vietnam

06.01.19 dead pigs in vietnam

The government warned about both foot-and-mouth disease and bird flu … There are 24 foot and mouth outbreaks in 6 provinces and cities.

While Nhan Dan newspaper talked about these two epidemics in Kon Tum, the VNA newsletter said about Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Hoa Binh and Ha Nam, …

Nhan Dan newspaper reported that on January 3, SDAH Kon Tum province confirmed, currently in Kon Tum province, there are three districts that have foot and mouth disease (FMD) in pigs and avian influenza A / H5N6 are Dak Ha district, Dak To district and Ngoc Hoi district with thousands of birds and hundreds of infected pigs were destroyed.

Previously, from December 28, 2016 to January 2, 2016, the local veterinary service detected FMD outbreaks in pigs in two households in hamlet 1B, Dak La commune, Dak Ha district and six households. Other livestock belonging to Block 5, Block 6, Block 8, City block 10 Dak To town, Dak To district. In Ngoc Hoi district, there are more than two thousand birds of a livestock household in Ngoc Hai village, Bo Y commune infected with influenza A / H5N6 virus.

Mr. Le Duc Hung, Head of Dak To District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Station, confirmed that FMD has appeared 4/11 city blocks. In addition to the weather factor, the main cause of the occurrence of FMD outbreaks in the province is mainly due to vaccination. Currently, due to small-scale animal husbandry, most pig farmers are difficult households, pigs of these households are only vaccinated against cholera according to the State’s support program, and diseases most of them are not vaccinated, so the risk of outbreaks is very high.

Also in Dak To district, through inspection at the Centralized Slaughtering Center of the district, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Station of this district discovered eight porkers of the Purchasing Center waiting for slaughtering infected with FMD. Although these pigs have been recorded and destroyed, people in Dak To town are worried that this is one of the causes of FMD outbreaks in the area because at present, the Cattle Slaughter Center of the district Dak To is a place to supply pork for most people in the town and surrounding communes.

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5,500 pigs and 3.4 Million chickens killed by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, USA

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The number of hogs and poultry killed in Hurricane Florence flooding is already double the casualties from Matthew in 2016, and the losses are expected to mount this week as new information comes in from farmers as they gain access to their properties.

Meanwhile, the number of hog waste lagoons in North Carolina that are damaged or overflowing continues to increase.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Tuesday that so far 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have been killed by Florence, and 5,500 hogs have perished since the storm deluged the state. In preparation for the advancing storm, farmers were moving their swine to higher land, but the intensity of the flooding exceeded all expectations. The N.C. Pork Council said some of the hogs drowned in flood waters, and others were killed by wind damage to barns.

The agriculture agency provided no details as to which counties or farming operations suffered the losses. The only specifics have come from a note to investors issued by Sanderson Farms, saying that flooding claimed 1.7 million broiler chickens out of its 20 million in the state, ranging in age from 6 days to 62 days.

Sanderson Farms said that 60 broiler houses and four feeder houses were flooded. Farmers, who are contracted to Sanderson, could be out of power for as long as three weeks, and are running on emergency diesel fuel. Sanderson Farms noted that about 30 independent farms that supply its chickens are isolated by flood waters and unreachable at this time. Each of the farms houses about 211,000 chickens, totaling more than 6 million birds that can’t be reached with chicken feed.

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140,000 pigs killed due to outbreak of swine fever in Gropeni, Romania

28.08.18 Dead Pigs In Romania

To prevent the further spread of the African swine fever killed 140 000 pigs on a Romanian jättefarm. Archive picture. PHOTO: MONIKA GUSTAFSSON

In the village of Eastern Europe Romania Gropeni has second-largest pig farmers their activities on three farms. After that the dreaded virus disease African swine fever has been found must now all pigs on the farms are killed. They are reported to be between 135 000 and 140 000 in number.

To prevent further spread began began work to kill animals on Monday, then be burned or buried, writes Romania Insider.

The pig farm used under veterinary tasks of water from the nearby river Danube, where authorities suspect that smaller pig farmers may have dumped dead infected animals, writes Pig Progress.

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3.2 MILLION livestock dead due to heatwave throughout Korea

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The continuing heat wave has claimed the lives of millions of livestock across the country.

Nonghyup Property and Casualty Insurance said that, as of Wednesday, it had received reports of the deaths of three-million-232-thousand livestock due to the hot weather this year resulting in an estimated total loss of 17-point-three billion won.

They include three-million chickens, 176-thousand ducks and 14-thousand pigs.

An official of the insurer said two-point-19 million livestock, or about two thirds of the affected animals, died during a two-week period following the onset of the heat wave on July eleventh.

Farms in North Jeolla Province were hit hardest, reporting the deaths of 881-thousand livestock, followed by South Chungcheong at 593-thousand and South Jeolla at 545-thousand.

Around 95 percent of the farmhouses across the country are subscribing to the animal disaster insurance policy from Nonghyup or the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation.

The central government covers 50 percent of the insurance premiums, while local governments can provide additional financial assistance to the policy’s subscribers.

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6,800 livestock dead ‘due to cold’ in Huancavelica, Peru

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The number of animals killed by Frost, and crops damaged because of the rains, are not encouraging. The Huancavelica Regional Council room was the setting for the report of this stark reality, and where it was reported that the death of cattle more than 6 thousand 800 animals and more than 3 thousand hectares of farmland affected.

Dead animals. He was the regional director of Agriculture of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon pots, who began to report these cases during the regular session that took place yesterday the Huancavelica Regional Council.

The official separated by province and animal group losses, being the province of Tayacaja which was more “hit” by the death of cattle that had a balance of 78 cattle.

Followed is Huaytara with 68 dead cows, Huancavelica with 57, Churcampa with 55, 54 Acobamba, Castrovirreyna with 32 and Angaraes with 11.

According to the list of dead sheep: Huancavelica records 1840, 1030 Churcampa, Huaytará 924, 715 Tayacaja, Acobamba 443, Castrovirreyna 288 and Angaraes 163.

In relation to goats: Huaytara recorded 294 dead animals, Acobamba 181, Churcampa 133, 127 Angaraes, Castrovirreyna 124, Tayacaja 78 and Huancavelica 72.

Finally there is the list of pigs: Tayacaja and Acobamba recorded 24 dead animals, 21 Huancavelica, Castrovirreyna 15, Huaytara 6, Acobamba 5 and Angaraes 3.

“This picture is January 2018 the date. In total there are 6 thousand 867 animals that have died due to climate change and the low temperatures. “The loss in monetary terms amounts to 678 thousand 241.50 Suns”, Rondon said.

Damaged crops. On the other hand, Agriculture did her best. According to the registry that manages the DRAH, were 2 thousand 871.5 hectares which were affected by the rains and 776 hectares were lost due to the above mentioned cause, which makes a total of 3 thousand 647 hectares.

“This record is of barley, potato, corn, dry and green bean amilaceo and pea dry and green beans. “In total there are 2 million 188 thousand 520 soles, in monetary loss”, added the director.

Preventive action. Following this report, Rondón explained that he is directing two projects to reduce livestock and crop losses.

“We are currently implementing five projects, three are from continuity. All of them are to improve agricultural production chains. Even there are two projects that we are managing for the prevention of losses,”he added.

“In my province the loss of animals and crops because of the cold and rain is also noticeable. The Regional Government should seek solutions because this not only the producer is affected, but also buy”, said Claudio Torres, Director of Tayacaja.

“As in all province of the Huancavelica region, Angaraes also there were losses in the agricultural sector due to climate change. The director of the DRAH inform us detail at the session “said Alberto Dávila, Director of Angaraes.

According to the agenda of the second regular meeting of June 2018 of the Regional Council of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon’s report was the fourth point.

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4,000 pigs drown after flooding in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Picture of thousands of pigs dying in flood waters in Thanh Hoa - Photo 6.
Picture: Phuc Minh
On the social network sharing images of thousands of pigs flooded drowning, drowning in the shared farm on social networks that many people pity. According to the sharing, these images were recorded at  the pig farm of Detention Center No. 5, Thong Nhat Farm  in Yen Dinh District (Thanh Hoa)  with the scale of nearly 4,000.
Although the people tried to save the pigs, however, the entire breeding area of ​​the farm was flooded completely flood. Therefore, after more than a day flooded by floods, thousands of pigs were almost completely wiped out.
It is known that, due to the influence of tropical low pressure, heavy rain in Thanh Hoa province plus Cua Dat flood discharged many localities were flooded causing serious damage to crops as well as animals of the people.
After the above images are shared on the social network has attracted the attention of the web community. Many people expressed their grief at the loss of livestock farmers suffering from floods and natural disasters.
“I am saddened by the owner of the farm, thousands of pigs were flooded by the floods, the damage was not small, floods suddenly surrounded the four sides, despite the effort can not evacuate all pigs. The farmers will be supported partly to overcome the consequences, “another friend commented.
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Hundreds of animals killed due to wild fires in Pedrogao Grande, Portugal

Nearly half a thousand corpses of animals killed by fireworks in the councils of Castanheira de Pera, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Góis, Pampilhosa da Serra and Pedrogão Grande were collected by the authorities, a figure that is expected to rise, according to official figures.
Asked by the Lusa agency, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development reported that the collection of the corpses of these animals was carried out with “extraordinary character”, at the request of local civil protection authorities, local authorities or the owners themselves.
Until Wednesday, according to veterinarians accompanying the municipal authorities, were collected 477 corpses of animals killed by the fires. 
Most of these animals are pigs: 300 in the municipalities of Pedrógão Grande, six in Castanheira de Pêra and four in Figueiró dos Vinhos.
63 sheep and goats and 20 bovine corpses were collected.
Despite the procedures for collecting and destroying the carcasses of animals that died as a result of the fires being carried out by the owners of the animals, under the supervision of the municipal veterinarians, the ETSA consortium was evacuated to rapidly remove the corpses of the animals. Animals from the places where the fires occurred and the inability of the owners of the affected animals to do so “.
The Ministry of Agriculture believes that these data “will certainly suffer some evolution, given the high number of dying animals that may die and the number of bodies that have not yet been identified or located in the face of the extent of the areas affected by the fires.”
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2,000 pigs die from disease in Aizawl, India

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Over 2,000 pigs have died in the Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town and surrounding villages 
due to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Champhai Area Vawkvulh Association (CAVA) or Champhai area Pig Rearers’ Association president K. Zamlova has said.
Zamlova told PTI over phone from Champhai that the PRRS outbreak, which started more than a month back, continued unabated as more pigs were dying everyday while fresh infections causing illness continued in the affected area covering 19 village councils in Champhai town and nearby villages.
There was no official figure yet on the PRRS toll and Champhai District Veterinary Officer Dr Lalchungnunga Pudaite said they depend on the local Young Mizo Association (YMA) branches, which had been collecting data on the deaths and infections.
Dr. Pudaite claimed the district veterinary officials acted fast, but there were some constraints and waste of time in determination of the disease as samples of the dead pigs were sent to laboratories and the results routed through the Directorate of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary.
Shortage of antibiotics to combat the outbreak was the main hurdle, he said, adding PRRS vaccination was yet to be invented.
YMA’s Champhai sub-headquarter volunteers dug trenches with excavators near the town to use them as temporary burial grounds for the dead pigs to prevent spread of the disease.
At least 3,000 pigs died in Mizoram in 2013 due to the outbreak of PRRS in the State which affected six of the eight districts during March to April that year, forcing the State government to prohibit import of pigs and piglets from Myanmar.
The opposition Mizo National Front accused the government of importing piglets from Myanmar in 2014, knowing that the disease was perpetually prevalent in that country and favouritism was involved in the purchase of piglets from Myanmar.
Zamlova said F. Lalrithanga of Venglai locality in Champhai lost 55 pigs due to the PRRS followed by Malsawma of Zotlang near Champhai who lost 43 pigs.
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