Pig killing disease in Mizoram identified

Aizawl, 2 May (PTI): The disease that left more than a thousand pigs in the Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai district has been identified as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Secretary K. Lal Nghinglova said today.

Members of the Rapid Response Team were sent to Champhai from Aizawl today after laboratory tests confirmed PRRS outbreak in the district, Lal Nghinglova told PTI.

"The district magistrate of Champhai was asked to issue orders stopping inter-village movement of pigs, import of pigs and piglets from Myanmar and to bury all dead pigs immediately," the minister said.

He said veterinarians were also sent to southern Mizoram's Lunglei and Lawngtlai districts where a number of pigs were taken ill with almost the same symptoms as those in Champhai district.
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