November 27, 2018 / 10:17 AM / 16 days ago

China reports outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at Xinjiang hog farm

BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) -

* China’s agriculture ministry on Tuesday reported an outbreak of O-type foot-and-mouth disease on a pig farm in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region

* The outbreak in Yining county, in Ili prefecture, infected 108 of 331 pigs on the farm, killing 46, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement

* The other 285 pigs have been culled, it said (Reporting by Tom Daly; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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