Kohima: The Nagaland department of animal husbandry and veterinary services has urged all piggery farmers and the general public to report unusual death of pigs to the nearest veterinary health centres for necessary sero-monitoring.

The alarm has been raised following the mortality of pigs reported in Mon, Kiphire and Phek districts recently. The people have also been requested to remain vigilant and observe advisories issued by the department.

Besides reporting death of pigs to the nearest veterinary health centre for necessary sero-monitoring, it also advised the public not to consume dead/diseased pigs and carry out a deep-burial method and subsequent sanitization.

It advised the public to refrain from importing live pigs for meat and piglets for breeding purposes from outside without knowing its health status.

Strict bio-security measures are advised to be maintained in the farms. The department also encouraged the practice of using footbath at the entrance of the farm.

It also advised owners to vaccinate pigs against classical swine fever and avoid feeding with feeds especially from hotels and other wastes which may be contaminated.

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