State Fair Pigs Given Clean Bill Of Health

Pigs are back at the state fair after being removed because of swine flu concerns.

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Photo: Natalie Curtiss (Flickr)

A pig rests at the Indiana State Fair, which took precautions this year because of possible flu outbreaks.

The pigs have returned to the Indiana State Fair after some 2,000 were removed or banned from the state fairgrounds.

Swine Barn Director Paul Graf says they have given the hogs the clean bill of health. He says sick hogs and swine flu cases at county fairs around the state made them to take precautions.

“The animals started coming in yesterday. We‘ll have animals in all week,” Graf says. “We‘ve got breeds coming in and out, and we‘re just back to normal here.”

Graf says keeping potentially sick animals in one enclosed place, runs the risk of incubating and possibly spreading ailments. However, he says there were no swine flu cases at the state fair and no threat to the public.

Statewide there are more than 130 confirmed cases of swine flu.

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