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Lack of transmission of porcine circovirus type 2 to weanling pigs by feeding them spray-dried porcine plasma
  1. J. Pujols, DVM1,
  2. S. López-Soria, DVM1,
  3. J. Segalés, DVM, PhD1,
  4. M. Fort, DVM1,
  5. M. Sibila, BSc, PhD1,
  6. R. Rosell, BSc1,
  7. D. Solanes, DVM1,
  8. L. Russell, PhD2,
  9. J. Campbell, PhD2,
  10. J. Crenshaw, PhD2,
  11. E. Weaver, PhD2 and
  12. J. Polo, PhD3
  1. 1 Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), Fundación UAB-IRTA, Esfera UAB, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2 APC Inc, 2425 SE Oak Tree Court, Ankeny, IA, USA
  3. 3 APC Europe, Avda Sant Julià 246-258, Pol Ind, El Congost, Granollers, Spain


An experiment was conducted to determine whether spray-dried porcine plasma containing 2·47 × 105 dna copies of porcine circovirus type 2 (pcv-2) could infect weanling pigs when fed to them. Five specific pathogen-free (spf) weanling pigs were fed ad libitum for 45 days a control diet and six pigs were fed a test diet containing 8 kg sdpp per 100 kg feed. The two groups were housed in separate biosecurity level-3 rooms. None of the pigs in either group developed any clinical signs or became pcv-2 viraemic or seroconverted.

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