Pam Zaabel National Pork Board

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Factsheets

Description, Cause, Transmission of Circovirus

Publish Date: 01/03/2012

Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) is now called porcine circovirus disease (PCVD) in Europe, and porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD) in North America. Starting at the end of 2004, and particularly since the beginning of 2005, cases of PCVAD in Quebec increased dramatically. Simultaneously in Ontario and a little later in North Carolina, the same phenomenon of dramatic increase in PCVAD cases was observed. The disease has now spread to other parts of both Canada and the US. This fact sheet will cover what the condition looks like, what is causing it, how it gets transmitted and what reasons could explain why we now have such significant problems compared to what we had in the past.


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Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease: Control

Publish Date: 09/24/2007

Six main strategies or approaches have shown some value in the control of Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVAD): depopulation and repopulation, serotherapy, management and nutritional changes, the control of concomitant diseases that are aggravating the condition, genetics, and finally, vaccines.


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Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease: Description, Cause and Transmission

Publish Date: 09/24/2007

Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) is now called porcine circovirus disease (PCVD) in Europe, and porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD) in North America. Starting at the end of 2004, and particularly since the beginning of 2005, cases of PCVAD in Quebec increased dramatically. Simultaneously in Ontario and a little later in North Carolina, the same phenomenon of dramatic increase in PCVAD cases was observed. The disease has now spread to other parts of both Canada and the US. This fact sheet will cover what the condition looks like, what is causing it, how it gets transmitted and what reasons could explain why we now have such significant problems compared to what we had in the past.


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