Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Bukidnon Pseudo-Rabies Free; Hog Cholera under Control

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - Bukidnon have nothing to worry on the dreaded hog disease called hog cholera and pseudo-rabies affecting hundreds of pigs in Bulacan and Pampanga.

This was the clarification made by Dr. Nancy V. Diez the Provincial Veterinary Officer in the province in an interview over DXDB Bukidnon.

Dr. Diez said that in whole province of Bukidnon there is no records of case of pseudo-rabies even a single one so it is safe to say that Bukidnon is pseudo-rabies free.

However on hog cholera, the provincial veterinary office monitored (11) cases as of June this year from four municipalities and one city in the province namely Cabanglasan, Malitbog, Libona, Manolo Fortich and Valencia City.

But she said that the said case is very minimal and already controlled.

In fact Bukidnon even supplied hog products to other provinces.

Dr. Diez advised hog raisers to maintain cleanliness on piggery farm and to have a regular vaccination to protect animals from diseases.


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