No ASF cases in Dimapur so far; Kohima DC bans slaughtering of pigs in infected zones
Dimapur, Oct. 6 (EMN): Following reports of African Swine Fever (ASF) being detected at various locations in Kohima district, Dr. Khriekuolie Linyü, joint director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department and ASF core committee convenor, updated that no such cases have been detected in Dimapur so far.
Linyü told Eastern Mirror that unless cases of pig deaths are reported to the department, ‘it is difficult to check for cases’.
He urged the public to report cases immediately to the concerned department so that they can collect the samples and test it for ASF. He added that this time around, they are collecting tissue and not blood samples for testing in the laboratory.
Meanwhile, on October 3, Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Shanavas C, had issued an order declaring Botsa village (1km radius of infected premises) as infected zone due to the detection of ASF and surveillance zone of 10 km radius from the infected premises (9 km radius outside the infected zone).
The order further banned the slaughter of pigs, import and export of pigs and piglets and transportation of pigs and pork in the infected zone until further order.