Unknown animal disease reportedly claimed as many as 50 pigs in Sinakeithei, Khamphasom tang Ukhrul and Muirei village in Ukhrul district and left several affected.
Sources told the Imphal Free Press the death of the pigs occurred in May and June 2022.
Following the report, a team of veterinary department Ukhrul led by joint director, Dr N Bhubaneshwar Singh visited Sinakeithei village on Friday and collected the sample of the carcasses of the pigs.
When Imphal Free Press contacted headman of Sinakeithei village, Vashai Canaan Phungshim Zimik, said that the unknown disease reportedly hit the village in May 2022 and killed around 50 pigs, including piglets, and left several infected.
According to Zimik, the disease-stricken pigs initially show bodily weaknesses, loss of appetite, regurgitation, followed by a quick death.
The headman further said that in addition to 50 pigs that had succumbed to the disease, several others are in critical condition.
He urged the veterinary department to take up preventive measures from time to time to prevent livestock death.