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× DA orders culling of hogs amid report of ‘increased mortality of pigs’

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ordered the culling of hogs in an unidentified area to contain what could be the entry of the African swine fever (ASF) virus in the country.


In a press conference on Monday, Agriculture Secretary William Dar neither confirmed nor denied reports that the ASF virus has infected hogs being raised in Rizal, but noted that the agency…

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