Efficient surveillance of pig populations using oral fluids.

@article{Ramirez2012EfficientSO,
  title={Efficient surveillance of pig populations using oral fluids.},
  author={Alejandro Manzano Ramirez and Chong Wang and John R. Prickett and Roman M. Pogranichniy and K j Yoon and Rodger Main and John K. Johnson and Chris Rademacher and Marlin Hoogland and Patrick Speicher Marcel Steinmetz Daniel Gnad J{\"o}rg Hoffmann and Anne J Kurtz and Ernest Kurtz and Jeffrey M Zimmerman},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={104 3-4},
  pages={292-300}
}
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 presence of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), influenza A virus (IAV), and… CONTINUE READING