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ASF in Antique: San Jose Prohibits Backyard Slaughter of Hogs

ASF in Antique: San Jose Prohibits Backyard Slaughter of Hogs

Food and Health
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—Starting Tuesday, backyard hog slaughter is prohibited in San Jose de Buenavista to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF). Executive Order 42, issued by Mayor Elmer Untaran on June 27, 2023, states that hogs will only be slaughtered at the municipal abattoir in Barangay San Pedro and will require a health certificate from the barangay where they were raised. On June 23, ASF was confirmed in a hog farm in Barangay Bugarot, the provincial capital. Dr. Marco Rafael Ardamil, chief of the Public Health Division at the Antique Provincial Veterinary Office, said swine slaughter and boar circulation were considered "super spreaders" of ASF. In Hamtic, where index cases have been recorded, hogs were slaughtered in backyards and sold to ambul...
African Swine Fever in Zambales: Candelaria Steps Up Biosecurity Measures vs. ASF

African Swine Fever in Zambales: Candelaria Steps Up Biosecurity Measures vs. ASF

News & Opinion
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – To contain and prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), the municipal government of Candelaria in Zambales has ordered stricter biosecurity measures. ASF was confirmed in three villages in the town following a confirmed report of infected hogs. On Tuesday, Byron Jones Edquiling directed all barangays in Candelaria to establish ASF prevention and biosecurity measures in consultation with the Municipal Agriculture Office. Following reports of ASF-infected pigs in Libertador, Panayonan, and Taposo villages, Edquiling called for stricter measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The mayor said in a radio interview on Wednesday that a validated laboratory test revealed traces of the ASF virus in blood samples taken from the hogs. ...