Diagnostic spectrum

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General information

Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (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. The disease first appeared in Germany in the winter of 1990/91.

The virus can spread very quickly by droplet infection and through the air. Late abortions around the 110th day of pregnancy are characteristic of the disease. Dead or weak piglets may be born. In addition, diseases of the respiratory tract may occur.