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Porcine epidemic diarrhoea type II was reproduced in experimental pigs of various ages by oral dosing with minced intestine from a naturally occurring case of the disease. Virus-like particles which probably represent an unidentified coronavirus were seen by electron microscopy in the faeces and intestinal epithelium of infected animals.
Pig fetuses inoculated at 45 days gestation with virulent porcine parvovirus (PPV) were harvested 10 days later. Virus was extracted, inactivated with binary ethylenimine and the antigen suspension emulsified with mineral oil adjuvant. One dose of this vaccine, or two doses with a 14 day interval, stimulated high and long lasting serum antibody titres in… (More)
Serum samples from pig herds in Great Britain have been examined for antibodies to influenza virus since 1968. Antibodies to H3N2 virus strains have been found since 1968 and the serological data presented here suggests that H3N2 virus strains continue to persist in the pig population. An outbreak of acute respiratory disease occurred in a 400-sow unit. The… (More)
BACKGROUND 'Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate' is a rare but life threatening event. Anaesthetists must be trained and have appropriate equipment available for this. The ideal equipment is a topic of ongoing debate. To date cricothyroidotomy training for anaesthetists has concentrated on cannula techniques. However cases reported to the NAP4 audit illustrated… (More)