Factors related to the incidence of clinical encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) infection on Belgian pig farms.

@article{Maurice2007FactorsRT,
  title={Factors related to the incidence of clinical encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) infection on Belgian pig farms.},
  author={Huibert Maurice and M. Nielen and Ph Vyt and Klaas Frankena and Frank Koenen},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={24-34}
}
We set up a matched case-control study of potential risk factors for clinical encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) in 58 pig farms in West Flanders (Belgium). In total, 29 farms experienced a clinical outbreak of EMCV confirmed by EMC virus isolation. Mortality was seen only among suckling piglets (18 case farms), in piglets and other age-groups (4 case farms), or only among fattening pigs (7 case farms). Five farms had reproductive problems among the sows. Control farms were matched… CONTINUE READING

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