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Thailand bans pig imports from Laos after African swine fever outbreak

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbour confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said.

 

The ban would cover live pigs and carcasses in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading into Thailand, said a notice on the Thai Department of Development of Livestock on Friday.

 

The move follows a similar ban on Friday by China.

 

Laos on Thursday confirmed its first outbreaks of deadly African swine fever - which is fatal to pigs but does not harm humans - in its southern province of Saravane, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health said on Thursday.

 

Lao authorities reported seven outbreaks of ASF in villages in Saravane, which led to the deaths of 973 animals, the OIE said on its website, citing information from Laos’ Agriculture Ministry.

 

Millions of pigs have been slaughtered in China, Hong Kong and Vietnam to try to stop the spread of the disease.

 

(Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Alison Williams)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-06-23

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The Thai authorities need to check Chinese visitors for bringing pork items with them into Thailand

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If referring to ASF in China, make sure not to use the term "Chinese pigs". Somehow in translation and cultural differences it emerges as being very offensive.

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Don't want any alien pigs trying to feed from the Thai troughs

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Enough pigs without importing more

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Extremely hard to keep that disease out of Thailand. Hope the government is making plans to help the pig farmers when the disease does arrive. Feral pigs can bring it across the borders, doesn't  have to be brought in by people, after all those worms got to Thailand corn fields somehow.

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Extremely hard to keep that disease out of Thailand. Hope the government is making plans to help the pig farmers when the disease does arrive. Feral pigs can bring it across the borders, doesn't  have to be brought in by people, after all those worms got to Thailand corn fields somehow.


Governments have done nothing so far to prevent the disease from spreading - just talk and talk and fancy meetings in Bangkok!

A Thai friend of mine and his family have invested the little they have into a pig farm for the last 3 years - they are scared to death that they will loose everything! So far not a word from any of these useless idiots in Bangkok!
No preventive measures - no information for the farmers - nothing! In fact it was me who warned them about the disease for months now since it first started spreading.


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8 hours ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Surely a Laos pig coming into LOS would require health insurance to get the visa?😟

Only if the Pig is " Over 50 "

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Wonder IF it will get as bad as " Bird Flu " The Baht may go down to where it should be IF it does......

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