Vascular lesions and pneumonia in a pig fetus infected by Porcine circovirus type 2

Levente Szeredi, Attila Cságola, Ádám Dán, László Dencso

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Abstract

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) associated reproductive disease was diagnosed in a herd containing only gilts. A single case of abortion occurred and no other disorder was evident in the herd. PCV2 antigen and/or DNA were detected in two aborted fetuses. One of the fetuses, revealing both PCV2 DNA and antigen, presented multinucleated giant cells, severe vascular lesions (intramural oedema, fibrinoid necrosis, mild lympho-histiocytic vasculitis, fibrin thrombi) and mild non-suppurative inflammation in the lungs. Other abortifacient infections were not found. This is the only report of PCV2-induced abortion in Hungary since 1999, when PCV2-associated disease was first discovered in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Abortion
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2)
  • Swine
  • Vascular lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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