Animal disease investigators found a "pseudo-rabies virus" -- which is related to the herpes virus, rather than rabies -- and also the virus that causes blue ear disease
, "which likely killed the pigs", the report said.
This decrease can at least be partially attributed to the Blue Ear Disease
scare, which caused some Vietnamese consumers to stop buying pork.
In the meantime, the development of traditional national compulsory vaccines such as foot and mouth disease vaccine, bird flu vaccine, blue ear disease
vaccine, hog cholera vaccine in China are relatively mature as a result of national animal vaccine procurement policies.
From 2000 to 2008, foot and mouth disease, bird flu, swine fever and swine blue ear disease
have been included in the compulsory vaccination program.
It got better: 1986 saw Chernobyl in sheep, 1993 saw BSE, 1995-96 blue ear disease
in pigs and in 2001 foot and mouth.
In May Feedinfo News Service reported that Blue ear disease
was spreading in Vietnam's Red River Delta, affecting 12 provinces and cities, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The SHFS kit has been clinically proven to be highly effective in restraining secondary infections resulting from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, also known as blue ear disease
Therefore, the rabies vaccine has become the fifth compulsory variety of immunity after the foot-and-mouth disease, bird flu, blue ear disease
and hog cholera.
May 7 2010 - Blue ear disease
is spreading in Vietnam's Red River Delta, affecting 12 provinces and cities, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
SHFS is caused by mutated viral strains of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, also know as blue ear disease
, and is often complicated by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2).
April 10 - A pork industry body in New Zealand has voiced its concerns over the Government's newly published provisional health standards for imported pigmeat, declaring the rule change could lead to an infestation of blue ear disease
among the country's swine herds.
March 16 - Chinese pork production and consumption are expected to increase by four and five percent respectively in 2009 as the industry continues its recovery from the debilitating blue ear disease
epidemics in 2006 and 2007 and the Government maintains subsidies to producers.