Experimental infection of slaughter pigs with classical swine fever virus: transmission of the virus, course of the disease and antibody response.

@article{Laevens1999ExperimentalIO,
  title={Experimental infection of slaughter pigs with classical swine fever virus: transmission of the virus, course of the disease and antibody response.},
  author={Hans H Laevens and Frank Koenen and Hubert Deluyker and Aart de Kruif},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1999},
  volume={145 9},
  pages={243-8}
}
The spread of classical swine fever virus was investigated in an isolation unit containing four pens, each containing six slaughter pigs. One pig in the middle pen of three adjacent pens was inoculated intramuscularly and intranasally with the virus. The fourth pen was located in a separate compartment. The pens were visited in a strict order to study, first, the effect of indirect contact via contaminated clothing and footwear on the spread of the virus to adjacent pens and, secondly, the… CONTINUE READING

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