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58 PRRS infected swines culled in Mizoram

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

At least 58 swines were culled in the Mizoram Animal Husbandry and Veterinary (AHV) department farm at Selesih near here last week as they were suffering from deadly Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), a department official said today.

More than 800 swines died in the state during March-April this year due to PRRS and classical swine fever, AHV Secretary Sangkunga said.

Barring Kolasib and Mamit, six other districts witnessed simultaneous outbreak of PRRS and classical swine fever during the period, he said.

On the issue of culling infected swines owned by private parties, he said that the decision was yet to be made as it would involve compensation.

The ban on import of pigs from neighbouring Myanmar is in place till August, official sources said.

First Published: Wed, August 21 2013. 11:56 IST