The blood samples of the suspected infected pigs were collected and subjected to serological analysis to determine PCV2, PRRS and MH infection.
In the test of PCR amplification, 481-base pair amplified sample were analyzed for PCV2 infection.
The report does take a look at the start of 2008 as well and points out a positive factor has been the distribution of the PCV2
vaccine, assisted by BPEX, to English pig producers.
The phylogenetic tree showed that DogCV strains grouped with PCV1 and PCV2
, forming a distinct clade of mammalian circovirus, whereas circoviruses affecting birds clustered separately.
As new PCV2
vaccines became available and were being shown to be effective in other countries, BPEX provided funds to research the impact on the British industry.
The 2012 European PCV2
research awards were recently presented to the successful investigators by the head of the review board, Prof.
At the meeting, the experts acknowledged that the PCV2
virus is known to cause a wasting disease in pigs, similar in type to the AIDS virus in humans.
Based on a European wide market research as much as 83 % of veterinarians who vaccinate their pigs against PCV2
(Porcine Circovirus type 2) and M.
MORE than one million piglets have so far been vaccinated as part of a British Pig Executive (BPEX) research project into PCV2
THE Bpex PCV2
vaccine project has been a runaway success with applications for the scheme covering more than 250,000 sows.
The scheme will provide vouchers for PCV2
vaccines and is open to all English producers.
vaccination scheme which offers producers vouchers for the vaccine.