Start Date: Aug 15, 2009
End Date: Aug 15, 2010
The plan is to use a Nursery Pig Model to assess pig resistance/susceptibility to primary PRRSV infection. The infection and sample collection from pigs will be conducted at Kansas State in an approved animal facility. Samples will be sent to BARC for testing of serum cytokine responses and for DNA preparations for later genotyping. The BARC funding will cover testing for serum interferon-gamma and interleukin-8 cytokine levels, DNA preparations, and for sample cataloguing and data management.