Submitted to: World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/10/2007
Publication Date: 11/11/2007
Citation: Frost, M.J., Finlaison, D.S., Kirkland, P.D., Cook, R., Srivastava, M., King, K.R., Ridpath, J.F., Gu, X. 2007. Characterisation of a novel pestivirus associated with an outbreak of stillbirths and pre-weaning deaths in pigs due to myocarditis. World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. In: Proceedings of the 13th International World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Symposium, November 11-14, 2007, Melbourne, Australia. p. 32. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: A syndrome of stillbirths and preweaning losses with myocarditis occurred on 2 Australian pig farms in 2003. While extensive investigations excluded a wide range of know agents, a foetal inoculation study confirmed an infectious agent was present and likely to be viral. This paper describes the identification/characterisation of this agent.