DA confirms ASF, plans culling of up to 300 pigs at Iligan village

ILIGAN CITY—The Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed the spread of African swine fever at a remote village here.
Carlene Collado, DA regional director, specimen taken from pigs at the village of Pugaan tested positive for ASF virus.
Collado said the DA is now coordinating with the regional ASF task force and city government to keep the virus from spreading by culling all pigs at the village and isolating the place.
The DA, according to Collado, will indemnify growers P5,000 per culled pig plus an unspecified amount from the city government.
Collado said the DA was appealing to people to “respect and step on the foot bath” in animal quarantine stations and cease bringing in …

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