Challenges and Opportunities for the Control and Elimination of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus

R. R.R. Rowland, R. B. Morrison

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Abstract

The control and elimination of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) represent two of the most challenging tasks facing the pig industry worldwide. Several factors related to the biology of the virus make disease detection and elimination difficult. Efforts are further hampered by the lack of vaccines that can protect naïve herds from infection. With this in mind, elimination efforts are being initiated which incorporate existing tools and knowledge. A new approach extends herd control strategies to the level of a region. One example of success in PRRSV regional elimination is the Stevens County project in Minnesota.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalTransboundary and Emerging Diseases
Volume59
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Elimination
  • PPRS
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
  • Regional control

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