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Transboundary Diseases
Classical swine fever in Nepal
  1. Vijay Chandra Jha
  1. National FMD and TADs Laboratory, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal e-mail: jhavc@hotmail.com
  1. Vinay Kumar Karna
  1. Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Janakpur, Nepal
  1. Dinesh Kumar Singh
  1. Department of Pathology and Clinics, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Chitwan, Nepal

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COMMERCIAL pig farming in Nepal is increasing and the pig population in the country is around 1.06 million. Infectious diseases in pigs, particularly classical swine fever (CSF), are a major constraint to pig production in Nepal, but no laboratory diagnosis of CSF was available in Nepal until 2010. Based on clinical signs and, occasionally, on postmortem findings, between 2000 and 2009, a total of 184 outbreaks of CSF were reported in the country (VEC 2010).

During April 2011 an outbreak of disease in pigs was reported from pig farms …

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