*Score: 1,500 in Solsona and 488 in Dingras
SOLSONA, Ilocos Norte, July 3, 2021– Some 1,500 pigs in Solsona and 488 in Dingras town, all believed to have been afflicted by the African Swine Fever were culled and buried as a precautionary measure to prevent the further spread of the hog virus in the province.
Mayor Joseph de Lara said the afflicted pigs in Solsona were owned by different hog raisers in barangays Manalpac, Juan, Catangraran, Maan-anteng, and Lipay.
He said the pigs were culled by electrocution and quickly buried them in 10-meter deep below the ground.
Reports said government checkpoints were installed here to stop any attempt of transporting live hogs coming from within the 500 meters radius in the said affected barangays.
In Dingras town, ABC president Elmer Verdadero reported that at least 488 pigs in their town were also culled and buried due to the ASF outbreak in Brgys. San Marcelino and San Francisco. (tri-media report)