Several Dead Pigs Found Washed Up in Naujan Beach in Oriental Mindoro
Local residents found several dead pigs floating in Naujan town’s beach in Oriental Mindoro, which brought fears of African Swine Fever (ASF) disease.
These past few days, the country has been suffering from the supplies of pork as the African Swine Fever (ASF) decimated the hog population. Due to this, the prices of pork meat in the market has increased.
Meanwhile, in a report of GMA News, Tuesday, Naujan Mayor Mark Marcos said the dead pigs were found floating near the shore of Barangay Estrella around noon of January 25, 2021.
Five pigs dead body found were immediately disinfected and buried. Naujan Mayor said that the samples from the carcasses were submitted to the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory to identify if the pigs are positive with ASF or not.
“Hinihinala na itinapon ng mga dumadaan na barko kasi ilang araw sa karatig bayan may tatlong baboy na palutang lutang,” Marcos said.
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In a Facebook post, Oriental Mindoro PISD said the dead pigs were also found near the coast of Pola town but were negatively tested for ASF. As a result, Governor Bonz Dolor immediately instructed the PROVET (Provincial Veterinary Office).
He requests immediately provide technical assistance for the necessary steps to be taken in handling the dead pigs. Meanwhile, Marcos said Naujan does not have ASF due to strict rules that do not allow imported meat to be imported into the province.
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