This name, short for Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases, was approved by the board of directors of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV).
With the name change also comes a new definition. The name covers a variety of clinical presentations currently described coincident with PCV2 infections.
The name and definition change reflected the need for a definition in accordance with the variability in clinical signs associated with exposure to this virus.
This case definition is thought to be a dynamic document which will be altered as additional information about a previously unknown disease becomes available.
Porcine Circovirus is responsible for e.g.:
Â· Post-weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS
Â· Porcine Dermatitis and Nephropathy Syndrome (PDNS)
For the exact criteria and definition for PCVAD, please check the AASV website