Porcine circoviruses: a minuscule yet mammoth paradox.

  title={Porcine circoviruses: a minuscule yet mammoth paradox.},
  author={Sheela Ramamoorthy and X B Meng},
  journal={Animal health research reviews},
  volume={10 1},
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the primary causative agent for porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD). PCVAD has been the cause of considerable economic losses to the pork industry worldwide. The disease is primarily characterized by wasting, enlarged lymph nodes, jaundice and weight loss in affected weanling pigs. Several other complex syndromes involving reproductive failure, enteritis, pneumonia and necrotizing dermatitis have also been associated with PCV2 infection. Lymphoid… CONTINUE READING