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Feral pig disease detected in the Upper Hunter

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A warning has been issued this morning to anyone who comes into contact with feral pigs in the Upper Hunter.

Hunter Local Land Services has confirmed Brucellosis has been detected in the animals and dogs used to hunt them.

Hunter Local Land Services District Vet Dr Jim Kerr said the disease causes reproductive issues in pigs bur can also make humans and dogs sick.

"This disease has been in the feral pig population in Queensland and the Northern Territory for some and has now been detected in Cassalis and Merriwa," he said.

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