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06/06/2019 - 23:30

Checking the implementation of solutions to prevent and control of African swine fever in Chau Thanh district

On June 5, the Long An Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) organized an inspection team to check and supervise the implementation of measures to prevent and control African swine fever (ASF) in Chau Thanh district.

Deputy Director of the provincial Division of Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries - Duong Minh Phi informed the situation and the risk of spreading ASF in Chau Thanh district

Deputy Director of the provincial Division of Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries - Duong Minh Phi informed the situation and the risk of spreading ASF in Chau Thanh district

Currently, ASF is very complicated with rapid spread. At present, there are 11/13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta region having ASF, in which Tien Giang being adjacent to Chau Thanh district has also announced the occurrence of epidemics. Therefore, the ability of penetrating and spreading ASF in Chau Thanh district is very high.

Vice Chairman of the District People's Committee, Deputy Head of the Steering Committee directly directed the prevention and control of ASF in Chau Thanh district - Vo Thanh Hong said that right after Tien Giang province announced the occurrence of ASF, the district Steering Committee for prevention and control of ASF urgently set up 2 fixed animal quarantine checkpoints (one on Provincial Road 827C, Long Tri commune and one on Tham Nhien - Cau Doi, An Luc Long commune) to control and inspect veterinary hygiene for pigs and pork products. The district Steering Committee for ASF prevention and control also established a mobile animal control team to strengthen inspection and supervision at small, retail and spontaneous pork product selling points in the district.

In addition, the district Steering Committee for ASF prevention and control also coordinated with the district Center for Culture, Information and Radio to build a newsletter to inform and propagate to the people about the situation, risks and measures for prevention and control of ASF with a frequency of 3 times a day.

Deputy Director of the provincial Division of Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries - Duong Minh Phi informed the situation and the risk of spreading ASF in Chau Thanh district

Veterinary staff at the animal quarantine checkpoint spray and disinfect pig transport vehicles through the province

Official of the Division of Agriculture and Rural Development of Chau Thanh district - Ngo Van Chuong: "Currently, the total herd of pigs in Chau Thanh district has 18,058 pigs, with 348 breeding households. In which, the number of breeding households with more than 50 pigs are 42 households with 3,122 pigs, the rest are small-scale breeding households with the herds from 7 to under 50 pigs.

Besides, the district has 2 pig slaughterhouses in Phuoc Tan Hung and Binh Quoi communes, with a capacity of 50-100 pigs per night. Most of the pigs slaughtered at the slaughterhouses in the district are imported from other localities in the province and all of these pigs are strictly inspected by the district's veterinary forces, ensuring sufficient proof proving clear source, origin and quarantine before entering slaughterhouses”.

Deputy Director of the DARD - Dinh Thi Phuong Khanh asked the district to set up a communal Steering Committee for prevention and control of ASF. The control of all means of transporting pigs and pork products is strengthened. It is absolute that pigs and pork products without enough quarantine papers cannot be entered the province.

At the same time, the work of information and propaganda continues to promote to raise people's awareness, encourage people to raise animals in the direction of bio-safety, actively propagate and remind large-scale pig farms to be careful in buying and selling pigs.

In addition, the district asked to set up another mobile animal quarantine checkpoint on Provincial Road 879B, Hiep Thanh commune to control and prevent the number of pigs and pork products being transported from the provinces where the epidemic outbreak has occurred and enter the province./.

By Bui Tung – Translated by Duc Tam

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