The administration has culled over 700 pigs amid the African Swine Flu scare in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh district in the last two days, a veterinary doctor said.
According to reports, deaths of animals were reported continuously for the last fortnight in the rural areas of the district. The first case of the sudden death of an animal came to light in the Hata block of the district. Later, hundreds of animals which include cows, bulls and pigs were found dead within a week in the Banawar area of the district.
After that, the locals informed the matter to Animal Husbandry Department and when the department investigated the matter, it turned out to be a case of African Swine Flu.