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SIRS

(sirz),

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%.

SIRS

SIRS

systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
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HOW SIR LAUNCELOT SLEW TWO GIANTS, AND MADE A CASTLE FREE
She nods to LORD GORING, with a look of amusement in her eyes, and goes out with SIR ROBERT CHILTERN.
Adam knocked at Sir Nathaniel's door in the grey of the morning, and, on being bidden, came into the room.
Lapsing then out of date and being considered to bore mankind by her vocal performances in the Spanish language, she retired to Bath, where she lives slenderly on an annual present from Sir Leicester and whence she makes occasional resurrections in the country houses of her cousins.
The wizened face of the man of law was twisted into a wrinkled smile, for in his pouch were fourscore golden angels that the Prior had paid him in fee for the case betwixt him and Sir Richard of the Lea.
The letter itself, sir, has nothing to do with France, I imagine," he said.
I am afraid you don't remember me, Sir Alfred," he said, "but I have been hoping for an opportunity of thanking you personally for the six ambulance cars you have endowed.
We cannot tarry," said Sir Nigel, riding towards the town, with the mayor upon his left side; "the Prince awaits us at Bordeaux, and we may not be behind the general muster.
Now upon New Year's Day, when the service was done, the barons rode unto the field, some to joust, and some to tourney, and so it happened that Sir Ector rode unto the jousts, and with him rode Sir Kay his son, and young Arthur that was his nourished brother.
After what I have already told you, Sir Patrick, of Miss Silvester's conduct, may I ask whether you consider
It is not for me to say so, sir,' replied Mr Squeers, 'but I don't think you could possibly do a better thing.
After the usual preliminary phrases had been exchanged, Sir Joseph showed some hesitation in openly approaching the question which the little party of three had met to debate.