Fri, 04 Aug 2017
GHANA - About 150 pigs have been killed at Twoaho in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region following an outbreak of the African Swine Fever.
The pigs were wiped out by the disease over a period of two weeks, the farmers told local reporter Augustine Agyapong Kojo Mframa on Wednesday.
According to Pulse.com.gh, one of the affected pig farmers, Ishmael Ofori said that they noticed the signs of the disease after some of the pigs grew thin following loss of fluid and appetite.
He said that they subsequently alerted the veterinary officers in the Tano North District. The officers are currently in the area to contain the spread.
It will be recalled that an outbreak of the African Swine Fever in May and June this year led to the destruction of over 400 pigs in three districts of the Ashanti Region.
Meanwhile, the farmers at Twoaho are calling on the government to provide them with financial support to enable them to fight the disease.
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