Collection of oral fluid from individually housed sows

Brent Pepin, DVM; Fangfang Liu, MS; Rodger Main, DVM, PhD; Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD; Jeffrey Zimmerman, DVM, PhD

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Oral-fluid sampling was attempted on 513 individually housed, mixed-parity sows. Younger sows (P < .01) and re-sampling (P < .001) were associated with successful collection. Diagnostic results on samples collected on 2 successive days were correlated. Oral-fluid sampling in breeding herds would facilitate surveillance and animal welfare.

Keywords: oral fluids, surveillance, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, PRRSV, ELISA

RIS citationCite as: Pepin B, Liu F, Main R, et al. Collection of oral fluid from individually housed sows. J Swine Health Prod 2015;23(1):35-37.

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