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Blue Eye Disease

This is a viral disease that causes nervous symptoms, reproductive failure and opacity or blueing of the cornea. It is seen mainly in Mexico but has also been reported in other countries. It is not seen in Europe.

Symptoms

All Pigs
  • Inappetence.
  • Corneal opacity - conjunctivitis.
  • Nervous signs - fits and convulsions.
  • Dog sitting position.
  • Fever.
  • Increased returns.
  • Increased weaning to mating intervals.
  • Stillbirths
  • Mummified piglets.
  • High mortality in piglets
  • Swollen testicles
  • Loss of libido

Causes / contributing factors

  • Carrier pigs.
  • Nasal spread.
  • Mechanical spread.

Diagnosis

Clinical symptoms. HI tests. Virus isolation.

Further Reading

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