The total cost of productivity losses to US producers is estimated at US$664 million annually but productivity losses are shifting from the growing pig herd to the sow herd.
The Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is an economically significant disease that affects the pig industry globally. This section reviews the latest new features on this disease.
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The use of diagnostics will allow producers and practitioners to work together towards the common goal of PRRS eradication... read more (+)
Preventing vertical and horizontal spread of PRRSV from dam to offspring is critical for the production of naive replacement stock... read more (+)
Trailers contaminated with PRRSV can serve as a source of infection for naïve pigs. Therefore, sanitation for livestock trailers and transport vehicles is considered a high priority when it comes to biosecurity practices.... read more (+)
The presence of subpopulations of exposed and non-exposed sows in chronically PRRSV-infected breeding herds assists in the maintenance of virus circulation in the breeding herd over time.... read more (+)
This article will focus on selected antigen and antibody detection methods based on their application by practicing veterinarians to field cases in the US.... read more (+)
Migratory waterfowl have been proposed as vectors of PRRSV spread between farms, due to their migratory nature and their tendency to nest on or near to swine farm lagoons... read more (+)