Pig pens are to be wired with cables and dischargers to generate an electric field, which is believed to purify air. Photo: Professor Liu Binjiang
Pig pens are to be wired with cables and dischargers to generate an electric field, which is believed to purify air. Photo: Professor Liu Binjiang

China’s electrifying idea to stop African swine fever: a high-voltage pigsty

  • Researchers to wire up pens for 2,000 pigs and generate an electric field they believe can kill germs
  • A farm in central China that previously conducted the experiment reported no cases of swine fever

Pig pens are to be wired with cables and dischargers to generate an electric field, which is believed to purify air. Photo: Professor Liu Binjiang
Pig pens are to be wired with cables and dischargers to generate an electric field, which is believed to purify air. Photo: Professor Liu Binjiang
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