Following the declaration of Coahuila as free of Aujeszky's disease on Thursday September 6th, now the Mexican state of Tabasco has also obtained the status of Aujeszky's disease-free zone.
The Federal Government in coordination with the State Government of Tabasco, as well as pork producers, have developed and implemented health activities for the diagnosis, control, eradication and surveillance both active and passive strains of the disease through epidemiological surveys carried out on 100% of pig farms in production, as well as a statistically representative sample of the backyard farms, not having detected the presence of the causative agent of Aujeszky's disease.
As derived from the declaration, the entire territory of the State of Tabasco will now enjoy the status of being an Aujeszky's disease-free zone. This will favor the marketing of pigs and their products and by-products originating from this area. This situation will impact positively on the development of pig production in the state, valued at 338 million dollars, making it more competitive and profitable.
Monday September 10, 2012/ CMP/ Mexico.