Enteroviruses

Swine enterovirus are viruses that live in the intestine, although their clinical significance is questionable.

Alternative names: picornavirus, SMEDI

Information

Swine enteroviruses are viruses living in the intestine. Its clinical importance is questionable. Before it was associated with the syndrome called "SMEDI" with enteroviruses; but not anymore. This acronym stands for stillbirths, mummified, embryonic death and infertility. Enteroviruses are subdivided into serotypes from which Teschen and Talfan have been moved to the Teschovirus genus. 

 

Symptoms

Sows, lactating piglets, nursery and fattening

  •  It is not present.

 

Causes / Contributing Factors

  • Ingestion of infected feces.
  • Failure in the acclimation of gilts.

 

Diagnosis

It has no clinical importance. If needed, virus isolation and serology must be performed.

 

Control/Prevention

None.