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Disease Information
A PMWS update (Jake Waddilove)
National Pork Board PMWS Fact Sheet
About PDNS (Jake Waddilive)
CEI Emerging Disease Notices: PMWS / PDNS
Conference and meetings archive
Case Histories
Yorkshire Farm, UK - Mike Muirhead - Final Update, June 2002
Mike Muirhead's case history of a Yorkshire farm with PMWS and PDNS.
East Anglia Farm, UK - Philip Richardson
This paper charts the course and effects of the disease on a single herd as well as highlighting the economic impact.
Clinical signs
Photos of the clinical signs that are seen generally in pigs with PMWS and PDNS. Includes skin lesions, enlarged lymph glands, wasting and dead pigs.
Post mortem (1)
Photos of the signs that are seen in post-mortem samples of pigs with PMWS and PDNS. Includes interstitial pneumonia, secondary bacterial infection, enlarged lymph nodes, oedema and intra cytoplasmic inclusions
Post mortem (2)
More Photos of the signs that are seen in post-mortem samples of pigs with PMWS and PDNS.

Latest PCVAD / PMWS News

Friday, May 08, 2015
Porcine Circovirus: Focus of Latest 'At The Meeting' Swine Health Series
US - In the latest 'At the Meeting' (ATM) audio program on swine health from the Morrison Group, leading...
Friday, February 27, 2015
Boehringer Ingelheim Continues Support of Independent PCV2 Research
EUROPE - More than 30 European scientists joined the award ceremony, which has taken place at the Boehringer...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
BIVI FLEXcombo Swine Vaccine Now Available in 50-Dose Presentation
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes it easier for producers and veterinarians to vaccinate...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
PEDV: University Research Playing a Critical Role
ANALYSIS - Last week the North American PRRS Conference was held in Chicago and special emphasis was...

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Latest PMWS / PCVAD Technical Articles

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Latest Porcine Circovirus Research Papers

Published Jan 2013: Vaccine - Volume 31, Issue 3, 7 January 2013, Pages 487–494
A PCV2 Vaccine Based on Genotype 2b is more Effective than a 2a-based Vaccine to Protect against PCV2b or Combined PCV2a/2b Viremia in Pigs with Concurrent PCV2, PRRSV and PPV Infection
Tanja Opriessnig, Kevin O’Neill, Priscilla F. Gerber, Alessandra M.M.G. de Castro, Luis G. Gimenéz-Lirola, Nathan M. Beach, Lei Zhou, Xiang-Jin Meng, Chong Wang, Patrick G. Halbur
The predominant genotype of porcine circovirus (PCV) in the pig population today is PCV2b yet PCV2a-based commercial vaccines are considered effective in protecting against porcine circovirus associated disease. The objective of this study was to compare...

Published Jan 2013: Journal of Virological Methods - Volume 187, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 15–19
Simultaneous Detection of Porcine Parvovirus And Porcine Circovirus Type 2 By Duplex Real-Time PCR And Amplicon Melting Curve Analysis using SYBR Green
Lan-lan Zheng, Ya-bin Wang, Ming-feng Li, Hong-ying Chen, Xian-po Guo, Jing-wei Geng, Zhen-ya Wang, Zhan-yong Wei, Bao-an Cui
The development of a SYBR Green-based duplex real-time PCR is described for simultaneous detection of porcine parvovirus (PPV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2) genomes. Viral genomes were identified in the same sample by their distinctive melting...

Published Jan 2013: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Volume 108, Issue 1, 1 January 2013, Pages 63–72
Investigation of the Association of Growth Rate in Grower-Finishing Pigs with the Quantification of Lawsonia intracellularis and Porcine Circovirus Type 2
Markku Johansen, MaiBritt Nielsen, Jan Dahl, Birgitta Svensmark, Poul Bækbo, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Charlotte Kristiane Hjulsager, Tim K. Jensen, Marie Ståhl, Lars E. Larsen, Øystein Angen
As a part of a prospective cohort study in four herds, a nested case control study was carried out. Five slow growing pigs (cases) and five fast growing pigs (controls) out of 60 pigs were selected for euthanasia and laboratory examination at the end...

Published Dec 2012: Veterinary Microbiology - Volume 161, Issues 1–2, 28 December 2012, Pages 229–234
Effect of Sow and Piglet Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Vaccination on Piglet Mortality, Viraemia, Antibody Titre and Production Parameters
Lorenzo Fraile, Marina Sibila, Miquel Nofrarías, Rosa López-Jimenez, Eva Huerta, Anna Llorens, Sergio López-Soria, Diego Pérez, Joaquim Segalés
The present study describes the effects of sow and/or piglet porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccination on viraemia, antibody response and production parameters (average daily weight gain [ADWG] and mortality) of piglets from a PCV2 subclinically infected...

Published Dec 2012: Veterinary Microbiology - Available online 22 December 2012 -In Press, Accepted Manuscript
Emergence of a Novel Mutant PCV2b Variant Associated with Clinical PCVAD in Two Vaccinated Pig Farms in the U.S. Concurrently Infected with PPV2
Tanja Opriessnig, Chao-Ting Xiao, Priscilla F. Gerber, Patrick G. Halbur
Porcine circovirus (PCV) type 2b (PCV2b) emerged in North America in 2005-2006. During May of 2012, PCVAD occurred in 10-to-18-week-old pigs in two farms within a production system that routinely vaccinated against PCV2. Both farms received replacement...

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