Sporadic re-emergence of enzootic porcine transmissible gastroenteritis in Hungary

Lőrincz, Márta and Biksi, Imre and Andersson, Simon and Cságola, Attila and Tuboly, Tamás (2014) Sporadic re-emergence of enzootic porcine transmissible gastroenteritis in Hungary. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 62 (1). pp. 125-133. ISSN 0236-6290


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Transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) is a coronavirus-induced disease of pigs, characterised by diarrhoea and vomiting. The incidence of the disease had been decreasing since the late 1980s when deletion mutant variants (porcine respiratory coronavirus, PRCoV) of the virus emerged, repressing TGE gradually. Although disease manifestations are infrequent, the virus is still present in pig herds, causing sporadic outbreaks in a milder form. Identification and characterisation of the spike genes from TGEV and PRCoV, detected in such outbreaks, were performed in Hungary. Analysis of the amplified partial gene sequences showed that TGEV was present in herds with TGE clinical signs together with PRCoV. The sequences, apart from the deletions in PRCoV, were identical and at least two types of PRCoV spike proteins could be identified based on the length of the deleted sequence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SV Veterinary science / állatorvostudomány
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 12:16
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 12:16

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