Vietnam has detected African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in the northern provinces of Thai Binh and Hung Yen, unveiled Director of the Department of Animal Health Pham Van Dong on February 19.
According to Vietnamese belief, pigs are the embodiment of wealth, good luck and prosperity. Let’s take a look at paintings by Vietnamese artists that spotlight the pig – the zodiac sign of 2019 in the lunar calendar.
To paraphrase a popular saying, you cannot throw a stone at Vietnamese culture without hitting a pig.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong extended Tet (Lunar New Year) greetings to leaders of the Party, State, Vietnam Fatherland Committee as well as the whole Vietnamese people in and outside the country at a get-together in Hanoi on February 1.
VOV.VN - A pig-themed exhibition featuring 2,000 items was held at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi on January 23 ahead of the Lunar Year of the Pig.
The risk of blue-ear pig disease spreading across northern provinces is very high, the Animal Health Department has warned.
The Vietnam Preventive Medicine Department has announced the first case of human infection with the pig-related A/H3N2 flu virus based on the results of tests by the national flu centre under the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute.
Officials from HCM City’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Veterinary Department called on the city’s 24 districts and neighbouring provinces to strengthen the prevention of Porcine Syndrome known as blue-ear disease in pigs.
So far, blue-ear pig disease has spread to many cities and provinces nationwide with tens of thousands of pigs falling sick.