One day seminar on “Rural economic self-reliance” and “Prevention and remedies of African swine fever and lumpy skin disease” was organised was Chakhesang Youth Front (CYF) in collaboration with State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) at Pfutsero, Phek district, Saturday.
Addressing the participants of the seminar, veterinary assistant surgeon, Veterinary Dispensary Pfutsero, Dr. Rosou Pohena underscored the importance of collective effort at the village level to check the spread of viral disease like African Swine fever and lumpy skin disease.
Informing that African swine fever, a highly contagious and fatal viral disease, affects both domestic and feral swine of all ages, Pohena said the morbidity rate for African swine fever can approach 100% in naïve herds of domesticated pigs. She said the cumulative mortality depends on the virulence of the isolate and could range from 5% to 100%.
Speaking at the seminar, CYF president, Vezhodüyi Nakro said backyard piggery farming in the villages plays a role in the progress of rural economy for the Chakhesang community.
He claimed that the ban on import of pig within Chakhesang jurisdiction by Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) and implemented by CYF had strengthened the rural economy of the Chakhesang community.
The seminar was moderated by CYF vice president, Nyitso Therie and CYF finance secretary, Kevesa Khamo while Shevohü Khamo shared experience of pig rearing since 1997.