Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Over 1,000 Pigs Died of Suspecting with Blue Ear Disease

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010 09:02 DAP NEWS / VIBOL

CAMBODIA, BANTEAY MEAN CHEY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010- SOver 1,000 pigs have died of suspecting with the bleu ear disease in Village TaKhom Thma, Thmor Pouk district of Banteay Mean Chey province, the village chief and villagers said on Tuesday.

“We noted that dead pigs have marks with blue and pink on their skins but the health officials in the village could not identify it yet,” said Kol Mon, village chief.

He continued that the pigs have infected with a kind of diseases since august.

A villager, Soeung Tuy said that pigs subsequently have died of the syndromes.

Pov Srun, head of pig famers’ association of Cambodia said that he had not known about the cases. We will investigate the cases soon, he said, adding that bleu ear illness is silent for short period.

Currently, Cambodia imported about 1,000 pigs a day to supply local consumers. The transport of pigs could be a key factor to spread blue ear disease. Thailand and Vietnam are two neighboring countries infecting bleu ear disease.

PM Hun Sen in August appealed to stop importing the pork and live pigs from the neighboring countries to avoid further spread of illness.

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