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Vet Rec. 2008 Nov 1;163(18):536-8.

Lack of transmission of porcine circovirus type 2 to weanling pigs by feeding them spray-dried porcine plasma.

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Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (cresa), Fundación uab-irta, Esfera uab, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.


An experiment was conducted to determine whether spray-dried porcine plasma containing 2.47 x 10(5) dna copies of porcine circovirus type 2 (pcv-2) could infect weanling pigs when fed to them. Five specific pathogen-free (spf) weanling pigs were fed ad libitum for 45 days a control diet and six pigs were fed a test diet containing 8 kg sdpp per 100 kg feed. The two groups were housed in separate biosecurity level-3 rooms. None of the pigs in either group developed any clinical signs or became pcv-2 viraemic or seroconverted.

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