Over 100 pigs infected with African swine fever destroyed

 

Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

01 April 2021

 

More than 100 pigs were destroyed on April 1 after authorities in Stung Treng province stopped a truck transporting the animals last week and discovered they were infected with the African swine fever.

 

The pigs, which were imported from Thailand, were slaughtered by General Department of Animal Health and Production under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

 

On March 23, Stung Treng provincial police and agriculture ministry officials stopped the truck that was illegally transporting the pigs from Thailand via Laos and entered Cambodia through Stung Sreng provincial border.

 

Tan Pannara, head of the General Department of Animal Health and Production, said the pigs were banned from being sold and destroyed in Takeo province’s Bati district to avoid posing any risk to consumers or infecting local pigs.

 

“I’ve just destroyed all of the 102 pigs early today at Tamao Mountain. All the pigs were caught in Stung Treng province, no other place,” he said.

 

He added that his department also fined the traders...

 

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