Foot-and-mouth disease has been found at two hog farms in North Gyeongsang, South Korea, just two months after Korea was declared free of the disease, reports
The two farms house 9,000 pigs. The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service inspected the two farms recently and found both farms tested positive for the disease.
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has restricted people and livestock movement in the area. The province is required to conduct disinfection practices and slaughter all swine raised on both farms as well as any farms in close proximity.
About 23,000 animals will be culled to prevent the disease from spreading. Farms within a 20-kilometer radius of the outbreak site will be banned from selling or removing livestock from the area, the ministry points out.
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