Field study confirms PCVAD protection of piglets

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces today that a field trial with the single-dose subunit vaccine Porcilis PCV has shown that vaccination induces humoral and cellular immunity and protects piglets against the consequences of porcine circovirus-associated disease. FULL STORY »

Epidemiology and Horizontal Transmission of PCV2

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a small, non-enveloped, circular, single-stranded DNA virus of economic importance in the swine industry worldwide. Based on the sequence analyses of PCV2 strains, isolates can be divided into five subtypes (PCV2 a-e). FULL STORY »

Combination PCV2 and Mycoplasma Protection

Now, there is a ready-to-use combination vaccine that provides the gold standard in protection for both circovirus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. FULL STORY »

A producer's guide to managing PCVAD

Experiences with PCVAD in Europe and in Canada suggest that applying at least 16 of these practices may significantly reduce mortality rates during a PCVAD outbreak. FULL STORY »

Describing PCVAD

Symptoms, duration and mortality can vary by herd, group, barn or site. It is important to note, however, that within herds or groups, some PCV2-positive pigs may be asymptomatic and not express any kind of PCVAD. FULL STORY »

Is circovirus DNA infectious?

The US Food and Drug Administration does not want Rotarix, the rotavirus vaccine, to be used because it contains porcine circovirus 1 DNA. If complete copies of the circovirus genome were present, would they constitute a potential threat to recipients? Put another way, is circovirus DNA infectious? FULL STORY »

Pig disease spreading in New Zealand

Farmers say a wasting disease in pigs is still spreading, years after it was first spotted here. Post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome attacks young pigs, causing weight loss, diarrhoea and breathing problems. FULL STORY »

What do we know about PCV2?

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is considered by most to be the etiologic agent of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), but it is also found in association with numerous other conditions. FULL STORY »

Circumvent PCV M provides ready-to-use PCV2 and mycoplasma protection

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is introducing Circumvent PCV M, a ready-to-use combination vaccine that provides pork producers with protection for both circovirus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. FULL STORY »

Genetic Selection May Reduce Incidence of PCVAD

The incidence of porcine circovirus-associated disease can be reduced by selecting for 65-day weight along with porcine circovirus viremia and antibody titers, FULL STORY »

Viremia Control Crucial for PCVAD

Porcine circovirus associated disease is a challenging and costly disease for the U.S. pork industry today. FULL STORY »

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