As of June 30, Vietnam will halt the import of live pigs from Thailand into Vietnam because the veterinary authority has recently discovered that a batch of nearly 1,000 pigs imported from this country was infected with African swine fever (ASF).
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in the afternoon of June 17, the first 500 live pigs imported from Thailand entered Vietnam through Lao Bao Border Gate in the Central province of Quang Tri.
The cause of African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in Hien An hamlet in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue’s Phong Dien District is being investigated, said Chairman of the district People’s Committee Trinh Duc Hung on March 19.
The Department of Animal Health took samples of pigs in the northern province of Lang Son where dead pigs are reported. However, test results showed that they are negative for African swine fever (ASF) virus.
HCMC People’s Committee has required heads of relevant agencies to intensify inspection over pork transport at railway and bus stations and ports to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from spreading to the city, said deputy director of the city’s Department of Transport Tran Quang Lam on November 2.