ANI Photo | MP: 85 pigs dead, 115 infected from African Swine Fever in Katni

Katni (Madhya Pradesh) [India], November 8 (ANI): As many as 85 pigs have died so far and 115 pigs have been identified as being infected from the African Swine Fever in Madhya Pradesh’s Katni district, an official said on Monday.
The administration is preparing to cull the infected pigs after conducting a survey in the area. A compensation amount will also be given for the culling of the pigs.
Deputy Director Veterinary Department, R K Singh said, “As of now, 85 pigs have died and 115 infected pigs have been identified. Survey work is going on to identify the infected pigs in the area. Two zones have been formed for the prevention of the disease. One is ‘Infected zone’ which revolves around the radius of one kilometre of the infected spot and the other is ‘Surveillance zone’ which covers the area in a radius of nine kilometres”.

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“Four teams are engaged in conducting the survey in the area. The survey is likely to complete within two days. After that, we will kill the pigs in infected zones. Compensation will also be given to the owners of the pigs,” he added.
The compensation amount has been received from the central government and it will be distributed according to the weight of the pigs. The amount will range between a minimum of Rs 2200 and a maximum of Rs 15000, Singh said.
A team of experts from Jabalpur will also come here. As soon as the survey completes, the team will arrive here and further proceedings will be taken accordingly, he added. (ANI)

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