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Shedding of PRRS Virus in Milk and Colostrum

Authors
  • Elizabeth A. Wagstrom (Iowa State University)
  • Chih-Cheng Chang (Iowa State University)
  • Kyoung-Jun Yoon (Iowa State University)
  • Jeffrey J. Zimmerman (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV) is endemic in many swine herds. The means by which PRRSV continues to circulate in herds is not well understood. Under experimental conditions, we found that PRRSV is shed in the milk and colostrum of infected dams. Virus-contaminated mammary secretions could play an important role in virus transmission in endemically infected herds.

Keywords: ASL R1523

How to Cite:

Wagstrom, E. A., Chang, C., Yoon, K. & Zimmerman, J. J., (1998) “Shedding of PRRS Virus in Milk and Colostrum”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1998
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