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To investigate cytokine alterations in pigs infected in-utero with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), constitutive mRNA expression by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was measured. PBMC from in-utero PRRSV-infected pigs displayed significantly increased IL-6, IL-10, and IFN-gamma mRNA expression at 0 and 14 days of age(More)
Pigs (9 [+/- 1] weeks old) were inoculated with Streptococcus suis type 2, pseudorabies virus (PRV), or both. For each pig of groups A, B, and C the inoculum of S suis was 10(9) colony-forming units. For each pig of groups A, B, and D the inoculum of PRV was 5 x 10(3) TCID50 of either PRV strain 4892 (group A, n = 9) or PRV isolate B (group B, n = 9). The(More)
Intranasal vaccination of newborn pigs with pseudorabies virus (PRV) strain Iowa S62/26 tk- gX- Bgal+ was evaluated to determine whether protective immunity could be stimulated in pigs given colostrum from immune sows. Three litters were vaccinated (2 litters from PRV-immune sows and 1 born to a PRV-free sow), and 2 were left as nonvaccinated controls (1(More)
Mycoplasma infections are most frequently associated with disease in the urogenital or respiratory tracts and, in most cases, mycoplasmas infect the host persistently. In HIV-infected individuals the prevalence and role of genital mycoplasmas has not been well studied. To investigate the six species of Mycoplasma and the risk factors for infection in(More)
Pseudorabies virus survival was compared using three different types of applicator swabs in Eagle's minimum essential medium held under shipping conditions (packed with frozen gel packs) for up to 96 hours. Virus titer decay rates for dacron-tipped applicators were not statistically different from those of controls. Titer decay rates were statistically(More)
This study investigated whether (1) passively immune pigs could become latently infected after challenge with low doses of wild type pseudorabies virus (PRV) and (2) if seroconversion to PRV could be consistently detected using two commercially available differential diagnostic ELISAs. Three litters of piglets with passively acquired PRV serum neutralizing(More)
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