Published On: Sun, Jun 28th, 2015
Chiangrai News | By Editor
Chiang Rai Pigs Dying from Porcine Reproductive, Respiratory Syndrome

CHIANG RAI ? An outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been reported in the northern province of Chiang Rai, with local authorities battling to curb the spread.

PRRS is a viral disease characterized by two overlapping clinical presentations, reproductive impairment or failure in breeding animals, and respiratory disease in pigs of any age, around 50 pigs have died by the outbreak since May 10.

The livestock unit in Chiang Rai has declared 3 districts in the province an outbreak zone and announced that no pigs can be transported in and out of the affected areas during June 10 to July 6...