The Department of Agriculture (DA) has distributed over 2,000 sentinel piglets to backyard hog raisers that were affected by the African swine flu.
As part of its recovery program, DA turnedover hogs to owners whose pigs were culled over the last few months.
In an interview, assistant provincial veterinarian Jovito Tabajeros said all the ASF-affected hog raisers in the 36 towns and cities in the province have received sentinel piglets.
Tabajeros said the second batch of sentinel piglets will be given to the raisers in Laoac, Mangaldan, Asingan, and Natividad towns next week.
“So far, after the ASF test on the sentinel animals, all tested negative for ASF. Hence, this is a good sign that we are on the way to repopulation,” he said.