CDO Vet Reminds Public To Not Feed Pigs With “Pasaw”

CDO Vet Reminds Public To Not Feed Pigs With “Pasaw”

Mga higala! The City Veterinary Office of Cagayan de Oro is now conducting information campaigns against African Swine Fever (ASF)!

This includes their reminder to not use “pasaw” or pigswill as food for our pigs or hogs.

ICYDK: “Foods that contain meat or meat products or that have had contact with meat or meat products may contain viruses that can cause severe disease in pigs, as well as providing an entry point to infect other livestock. Many viruses can survive for extended periods in meat and meat products.”  –

Examples of how swill feeding can cause diseases include:

  • The devastating outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom in 2001 is thought to have started when pigs were fed waste containing illegally imported meat products carrying the foot-and-mouth disease virus.
  • The recent spread of African swine fever throughout Europe, Russia, and parts of Asia is believed to have been caused by pigs accessing food waste.

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