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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A Brief Review of Procedures and Potential Problems Associated with the Diagnosis of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome

Authors
item Mengeling, William
item Lager, Kelly

Submitted to: Veterinary Research
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 27, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Experience has shown that, for a number of reasons, a diagnosis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is sometimes difficult. In this review we discuss: 1) field observations and laboratory tests that are useful in arriving at a definitive diagnosis; 2) the impact of so-called atypical PRRS on diagnostic procedures in North America; 3) the means by which diagnostic problems can often be circumvented by appropriate sample selection; and 4) methods used for presumptive identification of PRRS virus strains.

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