Congenital swine pox: A sporadic skin disorder in nursing piglets

Stéphane Thibault, DVM; Richard Drolet, DVM, MSc, Diplomate ACVP; Robert Alain, MSc; Serge Dea, DVM, PhD

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Congenital swine pox infection was identified in 13 piglets with typical gross cutaneous lesions that were present at birth. Characteristic microscopic features of swine pox infection were noted in the more acute cases, whereas chronic cases presented less specific skin lesions. In the four affected herds, disease occurred as a sporadic condition with low morbidity and high case fatality rates. Episodes were of short duration and the economic impact was negligible. Congenital infection was the only manifestation of the disease in these herds.(This diagnostic note has been refereed.)

Keywords: diagnosis, swine pox virus, congenital

RIS citationCite as: Thibault S, Drolet R, Alain R, et al. Congenital swine pox: A sporadic skin disorder in nursing piglets. J Swine Health Prod 1998;6(6):276-278.

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