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Pigs' import ban to continue in Nagaland

The Dept of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry decided to quarantine the population of swine by imposing ban on the movement of live swine across the inter-state and international boundaries.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2005 22:50 IST
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The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Nagaland, has decided against lifting the ongoing ban on import of pigs from outside the state following reports of fresh cases of Japanese Encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

According to a statement issued by the Director of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, N Meyase, a decision to this effect was taken during a technical consultative meeting with departmental officials held in Kohima on October 28.

Arunachal Pradesh is the latest state to report cases of the disease, the statement said. The meeting decided to quarantine the population of swine in Nagaland during the period of sero-surveillance work by imposing ban on the movement of live swine across the inter-state and international boundaries of Nagaland.

While taking preventive measures against an outbreak of the disease in Nagaland, the department has cautioned the public not to procure or vaccinate pigs with swine fever vaccines belonging to certain batches.