PCR can detect the virus in virtually any material but, does it mean the sample contains the virus and it is infectious? Is any PCR test valid for any strain?
How can we monitor our program? Which pigs should be sampled? How many? How often should we sequence the virus/es present in our farms?
Four veterinarians talk about gilt acclimation: programs they put in place, how the immune status is measured and special management scenarios for introducing those gilts into the main herd.
What is the preferred exposure method?, and the best status of the incoming gilts?, should they be raised on-farm or purchased?, … Veterinary practitioners from Germany, North America, China, and Spain share their opinions.
Is there any risk in vaccinating just sows against PRRS but not piglets? Why using type 1 vs type 2?21-Jun-2018 (7 months ago)read more
Key swine veterinary practitioners describe the “PRRS-ception” of this disease in the most important pork producing regions.
It is very important to analyze new PRRSV sequences against a broad reference set representing the farm, the system and the region, as well as the sequences of available commercial vaccines (this will make it possible to differentiate between field and vaccine strains).