Distribution of antibodies against porcine circovirus type-2 (PCV2) in single site and multi-site farrow-to-finish farms in Brazil

Priscilla Freitas Gerber, Grazielle C F Galinari, Marcos X Silva, Fábia S Campos, Adrienny C T Reis, Zélia I P Lobato

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Abstract

A comparative serologic study was performed in seven single site (SS) farrow-to-finish farms and four multi-site (MS) farrow-to-finish farms, with or without post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). In each farm, 30 blood samples were collected for each category of the production cycle: sows, farrowing crate, nursery, grower pigs, and finishing pigs. Sera were evaluated for the presence of antibodies to porcine circovirus type-2 (PCV2) via immunoperoxidase monolayer assay. Serologic profiles for PCV2 were different between SS and MS farms. Seroconversion following the decline in maternal antibodies occurred at a later stage on SS farms (grower pigs) than MS farms (nursery pigs). MS farms tended to have lower antibody titers than SS farms in the categories of sow, piglet, and nursery, while higher antibody titers were found in grower pigs. Characterization of serologic profiles for different farms may provide important information for the adoption of vaccination programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-91
Number of pages4
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Age Distribution
  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Brazil
  • Circoviridae Infections
  • Circovirus
  • Female
  • Serologic Tests
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases

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