Reproductive failure in sows following experimental infection with a Belgian EMCV isolate.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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In this study, a transplacental infection with fetal death was demonstrated following inoculation of pregnant sows with a Belgian encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) isolate. Eight multiparus sows were inoculated between 60 and 92 days of gestation with this EMCV-isolate to investigate its ability to cause reproductive failure in sows. Virus persistence and antibody titre in their offspring were also studied. Only the two sows inoculated at 60 days of gestation showed premature farrowing, but all sows seroconverted to EMCV. Virus was recovered from the offspring of all sows at the time of far…

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