San Carlos City Residents Oriented on African Swine Fever

At least 90 representatives from various sectors in San Carlos City were given orientation on the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) disease among hogs yesterday, Sept. 24, 2019.
Attendees to said orientation include representatives from the 18 barangays, students from Central Philippine State University, hog raisers, farm owners, paravets and technicians among others.

Hog raisers, farm owners and academe attends the African Swine Flu Orientation at C. Alger Community Center,


Dr. Jeff Reonal, City Veterinarian discussed the effects of ASF on the economy and the preventive measures the city had undertaken to prevent the disease from entering the community.

Reonal told participants to buy pork meat which has undergone inspection by the slaughterhouse department and to stop feeding their hogs with pigswill.

Dr. Donna Lyn Gabay, Extension Veterinarian of Universal Feed Mill Corp. and Dr. Ma. Lee Calunsod, Veterinarian of the Bureau of Animal Industry Veterinary Quarantine Services of Negros Occidental province were the resource speakers who talked about bio-security methods and animal quarantine.

Meanwhile representatives from the San Carlos City Veterinary Office as well as from the province are undergoing inspection at the port area to ensure that preventive measures were strengthened on meat products entering the city and facilitating footbath among passengers and wheel bath among vehicles.