PRRSV Identification by Virochip

Current identification and surveillance practices for PRRSV involves a few selected U.S. veterinary diagnostic laboratories performing quantitative RT-PCR and ORF5 nucleotide sequencing followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism, a process that typically takes two weeks or more. Therefore there is…

Gene expression in lymph nodes of PRRSV-infected pigs

The aim of this study was to acquire a better understanding of PRRS disease through a deeper knowledge of gene expression changes that occur in pulmonary lymph nodes during acute comparative porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine circovirus…

Etiology of severe form of PMWS

The objectives of the project “Etiology of severe form of PMWS” were 1) Investigate the etiology of an apparent emerging disease complex known as “severe form of Post-weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS),” and 2) Evaluate the feasibility of applying DNA-microarray…