[Infection related fertility disorders in Swiss pig breeding farms at the end of the postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) epizooty].

@article{Handke2012InfectionRF,
  title={[Infection related fertility disorders in Swiss pig breeding farms at the end of the postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) epizooty].},
  author={Martin Handke and Monika Engels and Stefanie Prohaska and Ch Keller and Enrico Brugnera and Titus Sydler and Xaver Sidler},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde},
  year={2012},
  volume={154 10},
  pages={
          437-44
        }
}
Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is able to induce reproductive failures. 286 fetuses from 113 sows of 59 farms with increased reproductive disorders which included abortions, mummies, stillborn and weak born piglets were studied six years after the beginning of the epizooty of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) in Switzerland. 14 % of the cases were bacterial infections based on histological signs of inflammation and pathogen isolation. 12 % further cases showed inflammatory… CONTINUE READING