Effect of Ingelvac® PRRS MLV on boar semen quality in an endemic farm

Based on this field experiment, we can conclude that Ingelvac PRRS MLV is safe to use in PRRS-positive boar.


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Z.H. Cheah, E. Cheah, P.Q. Lim, C.K. Yong, K.Y. Kam. APVS. 2017

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most important diseases over the globe. Vaccination is one of the widely used tools in PRRS control strategies especially Modified live virus (MLV) vaccine. As we know that PRRSv can be transmitted vertically in utero as well as horizontal transmission via close contact, aerosol and by intrauterine via contaminated semen. Introducing negative and clean semen is one of the important control points in controlling PRRSv infection; however, many farmers believe that PRRS MLV vaccine will have negative effect on the semen quality. Thus, the objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of Ingelvac® PRRS MLV on boar semen quality.