Assam: African Swine Fever in Udalguri district
The farmers who lost the pigs due to ASF would be compensated for their losses once the outbreak was declared a disaster
KALAIGAON: Udalguri district is yet to get rid of the African Swine Fever that broke out this year. The Animal Husbandry and Veterinary of Udalguri detect new epicentres almost every month. The District Veterinary Office of Udalguri identified two epicentres in the first week of November, leading to the death of 52 pigs and the culling of 64 pigs, affecting several farmers of Livestock Cooperative Society. The two epicentres are at No.3 Simliguri and Jangle Borigaon in Udalguri. District Veterinary Officer of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary of Udalguri, Dr Nagen Ch. Kalita on Friday said that a total of 14 pigs died in November due to ASF at Simliguri village. 53 pigs have been culled on Friday to prevent the further spread of ASF. The farmers who lost the pigs due to ASF would be compensated for their losses once the outbreak was declared a disaster, he said.
The pigs and piglets were culled at No.3 Simliguri village on Friday in presence of veterinary officers like Dr Sangeeta Baro, Dr Kamal Gogoi and Dr Mainul Hoque.