AIZAWL, June 27 - A senior official of the Mizoram Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department said that 16 pigs have died at Champai town near the Mizoram-Myanmar border in the last few days.
The Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Saingura Sailo, said that initial findings indicated that the cause of swine deaths was confirmed as classical swine fever while further tests were being conducted at the laboratory of the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry at Selesih near Aizawl. He said the results were being awaited and expected within this month. Meanwhile, the Champai District Piggery Association leader Siammawia today claimed that at least 88 pigs and piglets have died. � PTI