mystery pig disease

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mystery pig disease

A swine livestock disease, first reported in Germany and the UK, that causes devastating reproductive losses and nursery-grower pig respiratory disease, and which has been linked to the PRRS virus. 

Clinical findings
Animals go “off feed” for about a week, showing signs of pneumonia. Within 1–2 weeks, sows at 105–112 days gestation abort—abortions do not occur at earlier stages of gestation—the period of which lasts about 2 weeks. Some litters have piglets that are weak at birth, which often die or become infected and then die. Preweaning mortality may reach 40%.

mystery pig disease

see porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.
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Address for correspondence: Kegong Tian, Veternary Diagnosis Center and OIE Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Laboratory, China Animal Disease Control Center, No.
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Molecular characterization of recent Korean porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) viruses and comparison to other Asian PRRS viruses.
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is now considered one of the most economically important diseases in countries with intensive swine industries.
and European isolates of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus by monoclonal antibodies.
DNA and RNA were extracted from the tissue homogenate and PCR or reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) was conducted to detect porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), classic swine fever virus, porcine circovirus, and pseudorabies virus, respectively (1).

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