PRRSV - Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Virus

General information

Today, PRRS - also called swine infertility and respiratory syndrome (SIRS), porcine epidemic abortion and respiratory syndrome (PEARS), mystery swine disease (MSD), or blue ear disease - is among the world's most important diseases in pig production. In Germany, the disease first occurred in the winter of 1990/91.

The virus can spread very quickly through droplet and airborne infection. The disease is characterised by late abortions around the 110th day of gestation. Dead or weak piglets can be born. In addition, there may be respiratory tract infections.