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Vet Res. 2000 Jan-Feb;31(1):61-9.

A brief review of procedures and potential problems associated with the diagnosis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

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Virology Swine Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA. wmengeli@nadc.ars.usda.gov

Abstract

Experience has shown that, for a number of reasons, a diagnosis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is sometimes difficult. In this review we discuss: (1) field observations and laboratory tests that are useful in arriving at a definitive diagnosis; (2) the impact of so-called atypical PRRS on diagnostic procedures in North America; (3) the means by which diagnostic problems can often be circumvented by appropriate sample selection; and (4) methods used for presumptive identification of PRRS virus strains.

PMID:
10726638
DOI:
10.1051/vetres:2000108
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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