- NET Web Desk
In order to clear-up any misunderstandings concerning pig diseases, the Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS) Department of Nagaland has released information on its differential features and required precautionary measures.
As per an official press release, African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viral disease of pigs (domestic & wild). While, Classical Swine Fever (CSF) also known as Hog Cholera is an acute febrile septicemia viral disease of swine.
Meanwhile, Swine flu is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease in pigs.
In case of ASF, the mortality rate is 100%, while, CSF varies from almost zero to 100%. Swine Fever varies from 1-4%.
“Vaccination is not available in case of ASF & Swine Fever. While, in case of CSF, inoculation is available.
However, the department has also issued the Dos’ and Don’ts in case of such swine diseases. These includes – Avoid consumption of dead animals; No swill feeding; Avoid throwing the carcass in the open or in rivers/streams/pond; Report the matter to the nearest Veterinary Centre; Seek medical advice in case of fever in pig attendants.