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on June 14, 2017

Understanding pseudorabies in pigs leads to prevention

Pseudorabies, or PRV, is endemic in most of the world, but it can be eliminated by current technology, restrictions on PRV-positive breeding animals and producer awareness.

Pseudorabies (PRV, Aujeszky's disease) is a severe, infectious herpes virus disease affecting swine of all ages. Humans are resistant, but cats, dogs, sheep, cattle, horses, monkeys, rats and raccoons are susceptible. The acute epizootic form of the PRV primarily occurs in näive pig herds without previous exposure or immunity. 


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