By Freddie Velez
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – A backyard raiser confirmed Thursday that 21 more swine deaths have been reported in Barangay Santor, this city.
Alejandro Roque said several of his livestock were afflicted with a mysterious disease and a total of 21 of these have already died, the latest was last Wednesday when three of them died. All the dead pigs were buried.
He added that as of yesterday, another 10 of his animals have also shown signs of a disease.
Department of Agriculture (DA) personnel from Central Luzon have already taken blood samples of Roque’s livestock to determine if they are afflicted with the African Swine Fever (ASF).
Santor Barangay chairman Nelson Santos said that the deaths of the livestocks of Roque were already reported to the city veterinarian of Malolos and that they have tied up with a local agricultural company to provide seminars on the proper way raising livestock to backyard raisers in their village.
Over the weekend, decomposing bodies of dead pigs were discovered floating in the waterways of Barangay Tikay and Bulihan in this city.