Prevalence of major pig production diseases in 2 provinces of Northern Vietnam (Hoa Binh and Vinh Phuc) uri icon

abstract

  • Over the recent years ILRI has been working in the pig value chain in selected regions of Vietnam with focus on pig productivity and doing assessments of animal health and food safety constraints using various tolls such as PRA, questionnaires and participatory methods. Diseases in pigs have been identified as a key constraint by farmers and other VC actors. In order to prioritize interventions to improve productivity in pigs in Vietnam, there is a need to better understand the prevalence of various potentially important production diseases and underlying pathogens. Available information is scarce or not updated. Therefore the aim of this project is to test samples collected in a cross-sectional on-farm screening for various diseases of relevance for pig productivity

publication date

  • 2016