Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vietnam: 60% Poultry Smuggled in Lang Son Infected with Influenza Virus A

At the Steering Committee meeting national bird flu occurred pm 11/12, in Hanoi, Tan Xuan Thanh, deputy director of the Department of Animal Health said 100 percent of waste chicken smuggled across the border infection remains residual antibiotics.

Dam Xuan Thanh said that the Chinese chickens discarded from 33000-40000 VND / kg was smuggled across the border only about 15,000 VND / kg. However, notably poultry waste illegally imported into Vietnam through the Ministry of Health inspection results for 100% of all antibiotic residues; including antibiotics banned in Vietnam and very toxic damage.
Force transfer function chickens smuggled destruction.  (Photo: Tran Viet / VNA)
Force transfer function chickens smuggled destruction. (Photo: Tran Viet / VNA)

Department of Animal Health has examined samples of smuggled poultry in Lang Son, up to 60% were infected with influenza virus A. In addition, poultry smuggled affect livestock production in the country.Also at the meeting, Pham Van Dong, director of the Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that despite disease animal was a lull, but the risk continues to arise in the near future is very high due to farming activities to increase consumer demand for the end of the year. In addition, the transport, slaughter and consumption increased during the last years, especially in the provinces, localities have the old outbreak and the key areas of livestock ... also increases the risk outbreaks. Currently there are two include: Long An and Soc Trang PRRS less than 21 days.

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