Officials are still investigating the recent outbreak at two hog farms in Clark County, but a possible cause is believed to be contact between feral pigs and swine on one of the infected farms.
Sarah Shapiro-Hurley with the Department of Natural Resources says the outbreak is a reminder that feral pigs remain a concern in the state. She says the DNR has been working to identify where the animals are living. Once located, Shapiro-Hurley says the DNR tries to get the public involved by educating about the damage feral pigs can cause.
Despite the environmental and health concerns, Shapiro-Hurley says feral pig populations aren't as widespread as they are in other states.
Hunters with a small game license are allowed to shoot the animals. If that happens, they should contact the DNR.