Veterinary dept collects sample of pigs carcasses at Chumai Phaipung Khunou in Senapati dist

Senapati: A team of Veterinary department doctors and staff collected sample of pigs that recently succumbed to unknown livestock disease and rendered several in critical condition at Phaibung Khunou in Senapati district.

Situated under Chilivai Phaibung sub-division in Senapati district, the locals of Chumai Phaibung Khunou has reportedly lost over 130 pigs due to the outbreak of the unknown disease and has severely impacted the farmers who mainly depend on it for their daily sustenance.

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Following the reports of the outbreak of the disease, Adam Poutau, Chumai Phaibung Khunou village chief, had urged Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Khashim Vashum who also holds Transport to sent Veterinary doctors in a letter issued on July 7, sources said.

Acting on the appeal made by the village chief, the cabinet minister has deputed a team of veterinary doctors to intervened and take necessary prompt measures.

As per statement available with the Ukhrul Times, the headman maintained that over 150 pigs has reportedly died of the disease.

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The letter further stated that pigs rearing is one of the main alternative source of income while appealing to promptly initiate remedial measures and redress the grievances facing the locals as the spread of the disease continues to hit the livestock.

Local sources said that a team of Veterinary doctors visited the village and collected samples of the dead pigs on July 12 (Tuesday).

The death pigs initially developed bodily weaknesses, loss of appetite prior to succumbing to the infection, which has led to death of several pigs and piglets, sources added.

What caused the rampant death reported in different districts of Manipur will be ascertained post the necessary sample test results with outbreak of unknown animal disease reported among livestock rearers in different areas of Manipur districts.

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