Eradication of PRRSV from a closed pig herd

Due to the immediate vaccination programme following the PRRSV outbreak, an immediate and stable immunity withinthe whole herd was established by which the PRRS fieldvirus was successfully eliminated from the herd.


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P. Heller, St. Bremerich, R. Tabeling. IPVS. 2004

Eradication of the PRRSV war attempted in a closed nucleus herd of 200 sows (Large White). The herd has SPF status with exemplary hygiene and management. The replacement rate is 70%.

The herd broke with PRRSV in May 2000. Because of the valuable genetic status, the eradication programme was initiated.