Efficient surveillance of pig populations using oral fluids.

Abstract

Currently virus surveillance in swine herds is constrained by the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of sampling methods. The objective of this study was to assess the value of using oral fluids collected by barn personnel as a method of surveillance based on PCR testing. Approximately 12,150 pigs in 10 wean-to-finish barns on 10 farms were monitored for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2011.11.008

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