October 20, 2011


Vietnam supports local farmers on blue-ear, cholera prevention



A decision to support local farmers in stopping the spread of blue-ear and cholera among their pig herd has been signed by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, the newspaper reported Tuesday (Oct 18).


Under the decision, the government will provide vaccines, protective equipments and other expenses for local authorities to carry vaccination in breeding facilities of farmers growing less 50 pigs.


The deputy PM requested localities to implement the vaccination of blue-ear and cholera in pigs between October 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.


The Vietnamese government also asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to buy 500,000 doses of blue-ear vaccine for national reserve.


Meanwhile, the MARD will provide 50,000 vaccine doses for southern province of Long An, and 30,000 doses for Tien Giang province to cope with the spread of blue-ear outbreak.


Local authorities in Long An already buried 5,000 pigs out of 14,650 infected pigs while in Tien Giang over 1,500 pigs were attacked by the disease.

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