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New Diagnostic Method Detects Five Pig Viruses in One Run, Centro Nacional de Sanida Agropecura Study


5/10/2013 8:32:40 AM

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Researchers of CReSA and the Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuria (CENSA) have developed a real-time PCR system for the detection and differentiation of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2), pseudorabies virus (PRV1), porcine parvovirus (PPV) and swine torque teno viruses 1 (TTSuV1) and 2 (TTSuV2). In current intensive swine production, it is possible for pigs to be simultaneously infected with two or more viral pathogens. Hence, an aetiological diagnosis based on clinical signs is difficult, especially for respiratory and reproductive syndromes. Thus, the development of rapid and reliable methods for detection of these viruses is essential for epidemiological surveillance and disease management.

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