Category Archives: Porcine viruses

First longitudinal study assessing the infection dynamics of PCV-3 in commercial healthy farms of Spain

Looking for porcine circovirus 3 in domestic pigs and wild boars.

Porcine Circovirus 3 (PCV-3) is a recently discovered virus belonging to the family Circoviridae. It represents the third porcine species of genus Circovirus, together with PCV-1, considered non-pathogenic, and PCV-2, one of the most economically relevant viruses for the pork industry.

Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) genetic variability under natural infection scenario reveals a complex network of viral quasispecies.

A study revealing the complex network of viral quasiespecies present under natural infection scenario of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2), was published recently by researchers from IRTA-CReSA in collaboration with a researcher from University of Padua (Italy).

Keys to recognize the clinical signs and pathological findings of porcine circovirus type 2

Salvador Oliver-Ferrando, a PhD student from CReSA, together with Dra. Marina Sibila, researcher of the CReSA, and Dr. Joaquim Segalés, the director of the aforementioned research center, are the authors of the review article published in the Suis magazine, “Clinic signs and pathological findings, How to recognize it?

Pigs, viral sakers

The flu virus is still one of the greatest threats to human health, involving a wide range of animal and, amongst those pigs play an important role.