Acting provincial veterinarian Jovito Tabarejos said blood tests confirmed that the hogs were affected by African swine fever.
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300 hogs culled in Pangasinan town
Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star) - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan, Philippines — At least 300 pigs in Barangays Apaya and Polong in this town were culled on Monday.

Acting provincial veterinarian Jovito Tabarejos said blood tests confirmed that the hogs were affected by African swine fever (ASF).

Tabarejos said investigation showed that two of the 34 pigs that died due to ASF in Barangay Linoc, Binmaley two weeks ago came from Barangay Apaya.

A total of 55 pigs have been culled in Barangay Linoc since new cases were reported in Pangasinan this month.

Quarantine checkpoints were put up to prevent the spread of ASF.

Last year, pigs in Barangay Baloling in Mapandan and Barangay Apalen in Bayambang were found positive for the swine disease.

Tabarejos said hogs in Barangays Canaoalan, Gayaman and Poblacion in Binmaley are being monitored.

The task force on ASF in Pangasinan was ordered to intensify its measures to contain ASF.

The disease continues to spread in Luzon with new cases reported in Tarlac and Bataan.              

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