Combining sow herd stabilization and nursery PRRS virus control methods to achieve improved nursery performance

18-11-2010 | | |

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) is capable of causing severely negative biological and economic impact in nursery pigs. A recent analysis suggests a negative impact of US$3.35-$9.12/pig during the nursery phase.

1 Nursery depopulation and PRRS modified live virus (MLV) vaccination of pigs are effective tools to minimize the clinical and economic impact of PRRSv infection.2,3 The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of sow herd stabilization, nursery depopulation, and PRRS MLV pig vaccination on nursery performance.
Jose Angulo; John Kolb; Reid Philips
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., St Joseph, MO, USA

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