This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.
Doctors Plut, Kamnikar-Ciglenecki and Stukeli from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) highlight the usefulness of pig oral fluid (OF) to detect Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV), Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) and Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in different pig age categories. Read here the full article published in BMC Veterinary Research.
- OF, feces and serum were evaluated for the detection of PRRSV, PCV2 and HEV in six farms.
- OF samples had good agreement with serum sample PCR results for the detection of all three viruses.
- The study highlights that pooled samples can potentially be used to investigate viral presence on farms.