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China is breeding giant pigs the size of polar bears

Some of the pigs, weighing up to 500kg, can sell for more than US$1,399.

24 Thai provinces on alert in swine fever watch

Outbreak of disease in neighbouring Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia raises risk of infection.

Sabah minister confirms JE virus found in pig

The state veterinary department detected the virus in a pig at a farm in Tambunan but no human case has been found.

The US has so many fat pigs that pork prices are...

Pork wholesale prices are at the lowest for this time of year in a decade thanks to a huge expansion in the American hog herd, which just hit its highest mark since 1943.

Malaysia safe for now, but more precautions needed to ward off...

The Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Associations of Malaysia says any outbreak would affect farmers as people would stop buying meat.

Self-powered ‘pacemaker for life’ in pigs unveiled

Researchers in China and the US believe they have successfully trialled a self-powered pacemaker in adult pigs.

Pigs fly: China pork producers surge as swine disease cuts supply

African swine fever is still spreading across the country as a supply shortage pushes up prices and profits.

Siberia scrambles to contain swine fever after infected shipment

Swine fever has been spreading around the world with alarming speed and Russian authorities have blamed other countries for not taking appropriate measures to combat it.

Sabah Muslim couple buck the norm with piggy wares for CNY

It's just art, say Adam and Yuslina, who have also sold Easter and Christmas decorations featuring verses from the Bible.

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia

China has now banned the transport of live hogs and pig products from regions bordering provinces that have reported swine fever outbreaks, as well as those that have had cases.

China’s pig fever outbreak a boon for chicken farmers

With pork in short supply as authorities try to contain the highly contagious disease, shoppers are turning to chicken as a substitute, with some diners also concerned about safety.

Japan culls livestock after hog cholera outbreak

A farm in central Japan saw 80 pigs die last week after catching the highly-contagious disease.

China’s vast pig market in lockdown as African swine fever spreads

The sweeping new transport restrictions in the wake of the outbreaks are now taking a growing toll on the annual $1 trillion industry.

China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads

Since the disease has moved south, concerns increase as it could infect pig farms across the country.

China’s swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia

African swine fever is not harmful to humans but causes haemorrhagic fever in domesticated pigs and wild boar that almost always ends in death within a few days.

China reports 4th African swine fever outbreak

Zhejiang is the fourth region to discover the infection and the furthest from the original outbreak in Shenyang, the capital of northeastern Liaoning province.

China culls thousands of pigs as African swine fever spreads

African swine fever is not harmful to humans but causes haemorrhagic fever in domesticated pigs and wild boar that almost always ends in death within a few days.

World’s top pork supplier shuts China slaughterhouse to contain deadly swine...

The discovery of infected pigs in Zhengzhou city, in central Henan province, about 1,000 kilometres from the first case ever reported in China, has stirred animal health experts' fears of fresh outbreaks.

Hungary detects fresh case of African swine fever in wild boar

According to NEBIH, the disease has not spread to domestic pigs.

Has the Year of the Dog gone to the dogs in...

If Malaysians continue to take offence at dogs and pigs, where will it stop?

Malaysia exports first live pigs to Singapore in 18 years

A farm in Sarawak has become the only approved source to export live pigs to the republic since a ban following the 1999 outbreak of the Nipah virus.

Place images of pigs, dogs on products, says consumer body

It says this will prevent Muslims from unknowingly buying goods made from prohibited sources.