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mystery pig disease 

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mystery pig disease

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A swine livestock disease first reported in Germany and in the UK which causes devastating reproductive losses and nursery-grower pig respiratory disease. The condition has been linked to the recently characterised porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome–PRRS virus

Clinical findings Animals go “off feed” for about a week, show signs of pneumonia. Within 1-2 weeks, sows at 105-112 days gestation abort. Abortions do not occur at earlier stages of gestation; the abortion “storm” lasts about 2 weeks. Some litters have piglets that are weak at birth which often die or become infected and then die. Preweaning mortality may reach 40%. 

Synonyms Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, PRRS, SIRS, swine infertility and respiratory syndrome 

Reference http://www.ncsu.edu/project/swine_extension/healthyhogs/book1992/mccaw1.htm

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