porcine epidemic abortion and respiratory syndrome

(PEARS) a disease caused by a virus of the genus Arterivirus, affecting pregnant pigs and characterized by fever, anorexia, and respiratory distress followed by unusually high numbers of stillbirths and other piglets born with respiratory distress, weakness, and neurological conditions such as splayleg. Called also mystery pig disease.

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  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome — Der Seuchenhafte Spätabort der Schweine (SSS) – Englisch: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), Mystery swine disease (MSD), Swine infertility and respiratory syndrome (SIRS) und Porcine epidemic abortion and respiratory syndrome… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • mystery pig disease — porcine epidemic abortion and respiratory syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • PEARS — porcine epidemic abortion and respiratory syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Mystery swine disease — Der Seuchenhafte Spätabort der Schweine (SSS) – Englisch: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), Mystery swine disease (MSD), Swine infertility and respiratory syndrome (SIRS) und Porcine epidemic abortion and respiratory syndrome… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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