Taiwan – New outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease

Abnormal lesions on fifteen pigs' feet were found on the truck by routine inspection before they entered into the auction market of Tainan City. The local animal disease control competent authority traced back to the farm of origin to carry out the clinical investigation. The result showed that 15 pigs on farm had the same clinical lesions. Thirty pigs, the 15 pigs on the truck and the 15 pigs on the index farm, were destroyed on 21 March 2011.
Friday 1 April 2011 (7 years 6 months 18 days ago)
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Abnormal lesions on fifteen pigs' feet were found on the truck by routine inspection before they entered into the auction market of Tainan City. The local animal disease control competent authority traced back to the farm of origin to carry out the clinical investigation. The result showed that 15 pigs on farm had the same clinical lesions. Thirty pigs, the 15 pigs on the truck and the 15 pigs on the index farm, were destroyed on 21 March 2011.

Enforced biosecurity measures including movement control, cleaning and disinfection have been implemented in the index farm. The laboratory tests confirmed positive results of NSP antibody, whereas the results of virus isolation and RT-PCR were all negative.

A total of 62 pig farms, 5 cattle farms and 2 goat farms within 3-km radius of the index farm have been under vigilant monitoring and no clinical or epidemiological evidence of infection was found.

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