Clinical problems due to encephalomyocarditis virus infections in two pig herds.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: Infections with encephalomyocarditis virus may cause myocarditis and sudden death in young pigs and reproduction disorders in sows. The presence of encephalomyocarditis virus infected rodents is considered a major risk factor for transmission of the virus to pigs. There is currently no effective treatment. Tightening up biosecurity, applying effective rodent control and reducing stress are the main control measures.CASE PRESENTATION: Two farrow-to-finish herds suffering from problems with sudden death are presented. In herd A, suckling piglets from 3 to 12 days old were dying ac…

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