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Flood-hit Chinese county needs disinfectants to tackle dead livestock

More than a million animals were lost after heavy rains in the province of Henan, raising worries about disease spread

Reuters – China’s animal husbandry association urged companies July 27 to donate large volumes of disinfectants for a county in the central province of Henan, where widespread floods have killed thousands of livestock. The rotting carcasses of dead animals easily produce pathogens, but material for disinfection is insufficient, the semi-official China Animal Agriculture Association said

China’s pork sector continues to grapple with new ASF outbreaks.

African swine fever and China — it’s complicated

Even as the nation’s pork herd rebuilds, new outbreaks are happening and new variants are emerging

China’s efforts to control African swine fever outbreaks among its pig herd remained complicated, with 11 outbreaks officially reported so far this year and new variants of the virus also present, an agriculture ministry official said recently. Beijing has been rebuilding its pig herd after the virus, first detected in China in 2018, slashed pig