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Important Swine Disease Information

Apr 20

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4/20/2012 9:10 AM  RssIcon

A recent N.C. State University study has shown that feral swine in North Carolina have tested positive for brucellosis (Brucella suis), a harmful bacteria that can be transmitted to people.

For details and more information on this study, visit N.C. State’s website.

For more information on brucellosis, download the brochure, “Wild Hog Hunting” Stay Healthy on Your Hunt.” To learn more about other swine diseases, download “Feral/Wild Pigs: Potential Problems for Farmers and Hunters.”

A free, pre-paid mailer for submitting feral swine samples to the state diagnostic lab for swine brucellosis testing is available by calling the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Veterinary Division, at 919-733-7601.


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