THE City Government of Cagayan de Oro is intensifying its measures against the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the city by banning all pork and pork-based products coming from Iligan City.
This after the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Regional Field Office 10 on November 18 reported a confirmed ASF case in Barangay Pugaan, Iligan City.
The City Veterinary Office assured the public that Cagayan de Oro remains ASF-free.
Mayor Oscar Moreno, for his part, said he already gave the city's Anti-ASF Task Force instructions to intensify their quarantine checkpoints in Barangays Besigan, Tignapoloan and Tumpagon; and their information campaign.
The City Anti-ASF Task Force extended the working hours of checkpoint personnel in Opol checkpoints, collected blood samples from pigs in Barangays San Simon and Besigan which were submitted to the DA-Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and re-established the animal quarantine checkpoints in San Simon.
Moreno also reminded hog raisers to avoid the practice of swill feeding.
"Ang ASF dili man lang nga bantayan nimo ang entry sa mga baboy nga infected, pati ang atong pagbahog," Moreno said.
The City Veterinary Office also informed markets, stores, and business establishments that pork products from Iligan City which arrived after the November 18 declaration will be confiscated by meat inspectors.