Saturday, April 17, 2021

African Swine Fever

Need to control movement of wild pigs

KUCHING: Measures to control the movement of wild pigs from Sabah to Sarawak need to be looked into, as this is one of the main means in which African Swine Fever (ASF) spreads. Sarawak Livestock Breeders Association secretary Dr Ng...

Limbang Division declared ASF disease control area

KUCHING: Limbang Division has been declared African Swine Fever (ASF) disease control area. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Minister, signed the declaration on Friday (Feb 26). “This...

Sabah govt declares African swine fever outbreak, to cull pigs in hit areas

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government through the state Veterinary Services Department (DVS) has declared an outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) in Pitas following the discovery of the virus in pigs in the district. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr...

Clamping down on illegal trading of bearded pigs

KUCHING: The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) is planning to clamp down on the illegal trading of bearded pigs in markets in Sarawak to prevent the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF). This came following the state’s ban on import...

Greater surveillance for African Swine Fever at points of entry required

KUCHING: Greater surveillance at the state’s points of entry is required to prevent the potential spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) into Sarawak through incoming pork products. This pertains to situations where consumers nowadays are easily purchasing food products from...

Enough pork supply in Sarawak

KUCHING: Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak (DVSS) director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud has assured that Sarawak has sufficient supply of pork to meet local demand. “In fact, we export 2,000 live pigs weekly to Singapore. Therefore, there is no need...
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