Assessment of Sample Dilution and Number of Ropes Used for Detection of Swine Pens Infected with PRRS Early in the Course of Infection: a Pilot Study
This pilot study evaluated the impact of sharing ropes for sample collection between an infected pen and an uninfected pen. Further, it evaluated how the detection of a pathogen changed as the...
Field Investigation of the Effect of PRRSV Genetic Variability on Time-to-Stability
The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most economically important swine endemic disease in the United States, causing losses of about $664 million annually. One...
Assessing Within-herd PRRS Variability and Its Impact on Production Parameters
The objective of this study was to describe porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) variability within farms using farms of different demographic types (breeding and growing pig...
Evaluation of Air Filters as a Novel Surveillance Method to Assess Spread of Airborne PRRS Viruses
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and influenza A virus (IAV) are two major respiratory pathogens of pigs that can be transmitted through the air. In this study, we...
Mitigation of PRRS Transmission with UV Light Treatment of Barn Inlet Air: Proof-of-Concept
‘Drive sustainable Production’ is one of the NBP’s key goals for 2015-2020 and the Swine Health Committee. This research helped address one key target, i.e., deployment of tools for...
Rapid detection of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus using real-time MinION nanopore sequencing
PRRSV is one of the most important pathogens affecting swine worldwide. The main characteristic that makes PRRSV a difficult pathogen to control is the genetic diversity of the virus and the frequent...
Use of Mobile Nanopore Sequencing to Detect and Genotype Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus continues to be a leading cause of disease and decreased production in the swine industry.