New pig disease in Hungary: Postweaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome caused by circovirus (short communication)

I. Kiss, S. Kecskeméti, T. Tuboly, E. Bajmócy, J. Tanyi

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Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), a new disease in Hungary, was recognized in a swine herd located in Southeast Hungary, during the early winter of 1999. The first clinical signs of paleness, anaemia, and leanness appeared immediately after weaning, at the age of 40-50 days. Pustules were frequently observed on the skin of the trunk, and signs of necrotic dermatitis were also visible. A syndrome of poor growth and wasting was characteristic of the affected pigs. A porcine circovirus (PCV), the suspected causative agent, was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Sequencing data and restriction endonuclease (RE) analysis of the PCR products suggested that the virus belonged to the PCV-II group where all the causative agents of PMWS are also grouped.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-475
Number of pages7
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000



  • Porcine circovirus (PCV)
  • Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS)

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  • veterinary(all)

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