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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.
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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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1,000 pigs dead ‘due to gas mining pollution’ in Chinchilla, Australia

The death of up to 1000 pigs has been blamed on pollution associated with controversial gas mining, in a submission to a Senate inquiry into regulation of the coal seam gas industry.
 
The claims, backed by graphic photographs, were made as part of a 90-page submission by the family of George Bender, who committed suicide in October after years of battling gas mining on and adjacent to his property.
 
Deaths occurred at the property Valencia in Chinchilla, 300 kilometres west of Brisbane, at the piggery established in the 1940s and run by Mr Bender for decades. He won numerous awards for his prize pigs at local and state competitions.
 
Problems are said to have started as several mining companies moved into the area including:
 
Pigs gasping for air and dying without physical cause.
Pigs aborting near full term or sows unable to deliver a live litter.
Young pigs becoming sick with swollen eyes, rashes and lung issues.
 
Mr Bender’s daughter, Helen, who prepared the submission, said pigs were very sensitive to their environment and had many anatomical similarities to humans.
 
“We have a pig down there that is so dizzy it looks like he’s drunk. It looks similar to a little cat in a YouTube video in South Dakota where they started fracking which can’t walk straight or hold its head up. The only change to our environment is unconventional gas mining.
 
“My brother was on the tractor and he stopped it because he thought the tractor was burning. He got outside the tractor and it was actually the Linc Energy smell.”
 
She said people needed to understand that while the gas industry may not be at their front doors, it would still affect them.
 
“Food comes from the farm … the risks to food production is high. It is not a matter about if it [contamination] will happen, it is question of when will it happen!”
 
The submission states: “Unseen stock losses commenced during 2010 and as the gas fields expanded … there was a direct correlation to the negative impacts to the health of the pigs.
 
“The negative health of the pigs had never been witnessed before in the 75 years of operation and certainly never in the life of George Bender …”
 
George and Pam Bender were told in early 2011 that the odour was coming from the Linc Energy underground coal gasification plant six kilometres from their farm, according to a member of the Hopeland community, who lived closer to the plant, the submission says. The smell has now been called the “Linc stink” by the community.
 
An autopsy conducted on a pig in December 2013 found “major abnormalities with the lung and heart”. The autopsy was not included in the submission “due to the sensitivity of the report”.
 
It states: “On the night of 11 December 2015 there was significant flaring/venting occurring in the gasfields. The following morning three sick pigs were found with all animals dying within 3 days of the flaring.”
 
The submission says Linc Energy offered $7500 to install airconditioning in the Benders’ home if they signed a confidentiality clause, but they would not agree to the terms.
 
A spokesman for Linc Energy said while the inquiry is under way, it would be inappropriate to respond to questions. He said there were a number of CSG operators in the Hopeland region whose production facilities were significantly larger than their 1.4 square kilometre underground coal gasification demonstration facility.
 
“However we acknowledge that the Senate committee’s purpose is to inquire on the adequacy of Australia’s legislative, regulatory and policy framework for unconventional gas mining including coal seam gas (CSG) and shale gas mining.”Local GP Geralyn McCarron said an investigation into the matter identified a cocktail of chemicals including benzene, toluene, naphthalene, xylene and phenol.
 
“This is the asbestos of our time,” Dr McCarron said.
 
“The farmers have to sign a legally binding vendor declaration confirming their produce is not contaminated, but they have absolutely no control over what the miners have put into the water they use. The position farmers have found themselves in is unconscionable, where despite their ongoing best efforts to protect their stock from contamination, all they can really do is hope.”
 
Mr Bender’s death was “a snap decision” after Origin Energy tried to force him to sell, Helen Bender said in her submission.
 
Ms Bender is now helping to run three properties the family owns, with four brothers, while supporting their widowed mother.
 
On Saturday she spoke at the Beyond Coal & Gas conference at Myuna Bay to help others deal with the anguish of protecting their land from mining.
 
In its submission to the inquiry, the Australian Dairy Council said that it had “concerns about a number of issues” relating to the coexistence of dairy farming and the gas industry.
 
The Australian Wine Industry submission said it didn’t believe the gas industry could operate near wine-growing regions and that it threatened the reputation of internationally recognised brands.
 
The committee is to inquire into the adequacy of Australia’s legislative, regulatory and policy framework for unconventional gas mining and is due to provide a final report by June 30.
Courtesy of smh.com.au

1,200 pigs dead due to swine fever in Sucre, Colombia

Swine Flu Alert

ICA declares quarantine in nine municipalities and a corregimiento, where may not exit or enter swine. Losses by $100 million.
 
As it was not the case 15 years ago, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario ICA said the quarantine in nine municipality and a corregimiento by the death of a thousand 200 pigs for classical swine fever in Sucre.
 
Municipalities in quarantine for the disease are: San Benito Abad, San Marcos, Majagual, Guaranda, Sucre, Since, Galeras, Corozal and Betulia, in addition to the corregimiento of Canutalito in sheep.
 
“Quarantine is that municipalities in mention animals cannot enter or leave the premises where they are to avoid spreading the virus to other departments such as Cordoba and Antioquia,” said Sierra.
 
He said that the Institute professionals and members of the society of pork producers are doing mass vaccinations in the places where to inform them that there are sick animals in order to prevent it from spreading.
 
The plague is no longer a loss between pork traders – who are mostly peasants and low-income people – 100 million pesos.
 
“This is a serious and fatal disease that only gives the pigs or other animals and even human beings, however a control becomes so consumed a safe meat and in this sense an animal having swine meat does not qualify best for human consumption,” said the Manager of the ICA in Sucre , Ivan Sierra Martinez.
 
He clarified that the treatment of this disease is not preventative healing, is a virus that attacks the mobility of the animal and ends up dying in a few days.
 
“The transmission of the plague is throughout the environment, a pig that is infected when comes in contact with another that is not vaccinated, immediately can transmit disease.” Sick pigs have petechiae on the body and the days are without mobility and die,”said Sierra.
 
The ICA in Sucre became a new census and there are 120 thousand pigs of which 5% brings together the technical and sanitary conditions. The remaining population is bred in backyards or in the streets where there is no effective control for this species.
 
“The vulnerability is very high because they do not meet all hygienic requirements, however, have some herds”
“That comply with controls,” said
From 15 years ago were not similar diagnoses in Sucre, but in April of this year came to be known first episode at San Benito Abad.
 
The swine fever in Sucre, Jasper Ortega market, project leader said that the plague arrived from southern Bolivar through illegal traders who transport them without full of requirements in canoes, bikes, trucks and on foot.
Courtesy of elheraldo.co