Submitted to: Pig Veterinary Society International Congress Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/20/2004
Publication Date: 7/1/2004
Citation: Brockmeier, S., Lager, K.M. 2004. Tissue distribution of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (prrsv) in finisher age boars and gilts at various times post infection. Pig Veterinary Society International Congress Proceedings. p. 51.
Technical Abstract: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a widely disseminated pathogen of swine associated with reproductive and respiratory disease. PRRSV is one of the agents commonly implicated in the porcine respiratory disease complex, a multifactorial pneumonia which affects pigs in the grower-finisher stages of production. The aim of this experiment was to identify predilection sites for virus replication and persistence at the age of finisher and young breeding stock in an attempt to eventually monitor gene expression during initiation and perpetuation of infection in this age pig.