SP invites agri, vet execs to Question Hour

THE provincial board has asked agency officials to its members about African Swine Fever (ASF) incident in Bayambang town.

Asked to brief the board are officials from the Offices of the Provincial Veterinarian, Provincial Agriculturist, local officials of Bayambang on Oct. 28 during the Question Hour.

Fourth District Board Member Liberato Villegas said since Oct. 14, the ASF affliction of some hogs in Barangay Apalen, Bayambang was reported and a blood test was conducted in the area and another was done last Tuesday.

Fourth District Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario also said that no other area from Mapandan was affected.  “So we need to be more vigilant,” Rosario said.

Meanwhile, the Bayambang government wrote in its Facebook page that they suspect traders of live hogs could have brought the ASF virus to the town with their vehicles that were not disinfected.

The local government allayed fears of the people adding that there was no quick response on this matter.

“We are ensuring that there will be no more hogs that can enter or go out (from here) so that there will be no more swine that would be affected,” it added. (PhilStar Wire Service)

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