Gangtok: With three blood samples testing positive at Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory(RDDL), authorities today confirmed swine fever outbreak as the cause of high mortality among pigs in Rinchenpong in West Sikkim.
Joint Director, Animal Husbandry department[West], Dr DS Tewari said in a statement that results of three blood samples sent to RDDL, Khanapara, Assam, confirmed that it is swine fever and the department embarked on a vaccination drive in Rinchenpong constituency.
In the first phase, villages in the constituency have been identified and divided into different segments for the purpose of vaccination.
The Upper Hathi Dhunga, Zeel and Lower Hathi Dhunga/12 Mile have been categorised as the 'Infected Zone' while Lower and Upper Sangadorjee and Lower Zeel and Tapel have been identified as 'Hazardous Zone'....more
02:51 PM, Jun 25, 2012