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Hepatitis E is a viral zoonotic disease infecting swine worldwide. Since pigs represent a likely animal reservoir for the hepatitis E virus, the epidemiology of naturally occurring hepatitis E was investigated in Croatian swine herds. Nearly all tested animals were seropositive for antibodies against the hepatitis E virus (55/60, 91.7%). Active infection(More)
PCV2 has emerged as one of the most devastating viral infections of swine farming, causing a relevant economic impact due to direct losses and control strategies expenses. Epidemiological and experimental studies have evidenced that genetic diversity is potentially affecting the virulence of PVC2. The growing number of PCV2 complete genomes and partial(More)
To elucidate the spatiotemporal phylodynamics, dispersion and evolutionary processes underlying the emergence of novel porcine parvovirus 2 (PPV2), PPV3 and PPV4 species, we analysed all available complete capsid genes, together with ours, obtained in Europe. Bayesian phylogeography indicates that Romania (PPV2 and PPV4) and Croatia (PPV3) are the most(More)
Moulder, James W. (University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.), Dorothy L. Novosel, and Julius E. Officer. Inhibition of the growth of agents of the psittacosis group by d-cycloserine and its specific reversal by d-alanine. J. Bacteriol. 85:707-711. 1963.-d-Cycloserine inhibited multiplication of four members of the psittacosis group in chick embryo yolk sac.(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the suitability of dark hair as a matrix for determination of the beta(2)-adrenergic agonist clenbuterol residues using previously validated enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) as a screening method for its quantitative determination. The experimental group of mice (n = 60) were treated with two different(More)
Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV1-2), members of the newly established family Anelloviridae are considered non-pathogenic emerging viral agents of Suidae species. However, the genetic diversity, phylogeny and evolutionary processes responsible for the emergence and spread of TTSuVs in wild boars remain poorly understood. Here we implemented phylogenetic and(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) causes some of the most significant economic losses in pig production. Several multisystemic syndromes have been attributed to PCV2 infection, which are known as PCV2-associated diseases (PCVDs). This study investigated the origin and evolution of PCV2 sequences in domestic pigs and wild boars affected by PCVDs in Croatia.(More)
This paper describes the first cases of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infections in four wild boars in Croatia associated with morphological lesions, which are regarded as characteristic for postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) in domestic pigs. During the winter 2005 several wild young piglets, approximately 2 to 5 months of age were found(More)
This report describes the first case of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) in wild boar in Croatia. During the winter season of 2004, eight wild young piglets (of approximately 2 to 5 months of age) were found dead in a fenced hunting area. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was carried out on mesenteric lymph nodes and all animals yielded(More)
Moulder, James W. (University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.), Dorothy L. Novosel, and Ilse C. Tribby. Diaminopimelic acid decarboxylase of the agent of meningopneumonitis. J. Bacteriol. 85:701-706. 1963.-Evidence is presented for the presence in meningopneumonitis particles and extracts of an enzyme decarboxylating alpha, epsilon-diaminopimelic acid to lysine(More)