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on February 16, 2017

Understanding circovirus diseases in piglets and sows

The virus has been circulating for over 20 years in the global pig herd and has been identified as the causative agent for several economically important diseases.

Porcine circovirus (PCV) is so called due to the circular form of its DNA. PCV type 2 is the causative agent of several diseases including porcine multisystemic wasting disease (PMWS) in piglets and PCV-reproductive disease (PCV2-RD) in sows. The virus is transmitted through infected feces and via mechanical means including…

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