Davao City tightens measures vs. ASF

Amid reported infection in city’s slaughterhouse

The Davao City Veterinarian’s Office has imposed even more stringent measures to prevent the resurgence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Davao City. This, after a pig slaughtered at the Maa Slaughterhouse tested positive for ASF during a postmortem inspection last June 20, 2022.

In an interview with the City Information Office Monday, Dr. Maria Corazon Sepulveda of the Davao City Veterinarian’s Office said that the ASF-positive slaughtered animal was immediately properly disposed of. The hog was initially cleared during the antemortem inspection as the virus is difficult to detect in live animals. However, the postmortem inspection showed that the hog—traced back to Banga, South Cotabato which has yet to declare an outbreak—was indeed infected with the virus. READ MORE

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