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Lagos partners institute to curb swine fever

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Lagos State Government and the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) are collaborating on rural appraisal and collection of farmers’ perception on pig phenotype.

This is with a view to determining the prevalence or otherwise of African Swine Fever (ASF) on pigs in Lagos State.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya, who disclosed this in Lagos yesterday, said the research would also enable the institute to develop control measures on the disease.

It will also assist in developing vaccine for the disease considering the economic effects of the African swine fever disease on pig farmers in the state.

He noted that the research would involve holding meetings with stakeholders to collect data on the spread of ASF in farms and other places where pigs are kept or processed, as well as collect samples from farms, abattoirs and slaughter slabs in the state.


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