Aizawl, Jun 25 : Classical swine fever and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) have surfaced in Mizoram with blood samples of dead pigs testing positive, state veterinary officials said.
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Director Dr L B Sailo told PTI that blood samples of the pigs which died in Aizawl and surrounding areas were tested at the laboratory in the Veterinary Science College in Selesih near here and it was found that some of the pigs died of classical swine fever and some due to PRRS.
The outbreak of classical swine fever has been a yearly affair during the pre-monsoon season, Sailo said.
"Change of weather usually results in outbreak of swine fever in the state," he said, adding that there was no reason to panic and the situation would soon normalise.
Thousands of swine died during March-April in 2013 in the state, the officials said.
Though the PRRS outbreak was thought to be contained, it continued to be present as many cases of infection in pigs were not reported and the infected pigs not culled, the officials said.