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Taiwan Culls 1,000 Pigs in FMD Outbreak

22 December 2011

TAIWAN - Taiwanese authorities said earlier today that they had slaughtered nearly 1,000 pigs following the island's worst outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in more than 14 years.

The pigs were culled earlier this week at a farm in the southern city of Tainan after showing symptoms of the disease.

Altogether 983 out of the 2,667 pigs on the farm were culled and the rest were vaccinated, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement.

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Source: The Straits Times


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