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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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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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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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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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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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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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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