Epidemiological studies of piglet diarrhoea in intensively managed Danish sow herds. III. Rotavirus infection.

@article{Svensmark1989EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological studies of piglet diarrhoea in intensively managed Danish sow herds. III. Rotavirus infection.},
  author={Birgitta Svensmark and Kirsten Nielsen and Kristian Dalsgaard and Preben William Willeberg},
  journal={Acta veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
The prevalence of rotavirus infection was studied in 1090 litters from 26 sow herds. Samples of normal, semifluid and watery stools were examined for rotavirus by an ELISA-test on faeces. Rotavirus was detected in 77% of the herds and in 30.5% of the litters (prevalence rates). The highest prevalence rate was seen in piglets between 21 and 41 days of age. Gilts' litters had a very high prevalence during the first week of life. Apart from this, no difference was found between litters from gilts… CONTINUE READING

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