Mechanisms of Failed Protection Against PRRS in Sow Herds

We have established a set of standard protocols and reagents for whole genome PRRSV sequencing and assembly. Phylogenetic comparisons amongst 10 pairs of homologous strains confirmed several regions undergoing positive selection (changes in protein sequences assumed to be in reaction…

Development of a Broadly Protective PRRS Vaccine

This project is designed to study a completely new approach to developing a new vaccine against PRRS for the pork industry. It is based on a new understanding of how the AIDS virus causes disease in humans and includes the…