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RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Respiratory diseases in pigs are often complex. That is, disease causing pathogens affecting a pig’s lungs can often be found alongside other pathogens, making it difficult to determine the root cause. That’s why it’s important to determine if you are dealing with the primary, secondary, or commensal pathogen of concern when sampling and diagnosing your herd.

At Vaxxinova, our scientists and veterinarians have been researching the major isolates of concern when your pigs are afflicted with respiratory challenges for more than 25 years. Below, you will find the major respiratory pathogens of concern that Vaxxinova can provide solutions for your herd health challenges. For immediate assistance, please consult Vaxxinova Customer Service by emailing us at info@vaxxinova.us

Respiratory Pathogens at a Glance 

PRRSv      |      GPS      |      Myco hyopneumoniae      |      Myco hyorhinis     |      IAV-S      |      P. multocida      |      APP

PRRSv – Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus 

Clinical Signs and History

  • Respiratory: Cough, rapid breathing (thumping), unthrifty pigs

Stages of Production

  • Gestation – Grow-Finish

Diagnosis 

Tissues to Submit
Lung
Serum
Semen
Diagnostic Tests
Virus Isolation
Quantitative PCR
Sequencing
Histopathology
IHC
Serology

Please contact Vaxxinova Customer Service, Sales Representative, or Technical Services Veterinarian to discuss the specifics of your situation, and along with a her veterinarian, to develop your specific vaccine plan. 

GPS – Glasser’s Disease, Glaesserella parasuis, or parasuis 

Clinical Signs and History

  • Sudden death
  • 104 – 107° temperature
  • Mild runny nose, difficult breathing, and coughing
  • Lame, swollen joints 

Stages of Production

  • Nursery, Grow-Finish 

Diagnosis

Tissues to Submit
Synovium
Joint Fluid
Meninges
Lung with Pleura
Exudate
Heart with Pericardium
Diagnostic Tests
Culture Sensitivity
Quantitative PCR
Histopathology
Whole Genome Sequencing

Please contact Vaxxinova Customer Service, Sales Representative, or Technical Services Veterinarian to discuss the specifics of your situation, and along with a her veterinarian, to develop your specific vaccine plan. 

Mhp – Mycoplasma Pneumonia or Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae 

Clinical Signs and History

  • Coughing when roused
  • Individual pig/groups develop severe pneumonia 

Stages of Production

  • Nursery, Grow-Finish 

Diagnosis

Tissues to Submit
Lung
Serum
Diagnostic Tests
Mycoplasma Multiplex PCR
Mycoplasma Culture
Quantitative PCR
Histopathology
Serology

Please contact Vaxxinova Customer Service, Sales Representative, or Technical Services Veterinarian to discuss the specifics of your situation, and along with a her veterinarian, to develop your specific vaccine plan. 

Mhr – Mycoplasma hyorhinis

Clinical Signs and History

  • Rapid spread of severe cough throughout the barn (1 – 3 days)
  • Rapid, Difficult breathing (thumping), depression, fever 108°F
  • Runny eyes, nose

Stages of Production

  • Farrowing – Grow-Finish

Diagnosis

Tissues to Submit
Lung
Nasal Swabs
Serum
Trachea
Diagnostic Tests
Virus Isolation
Quantitative PCR
Sequencing
Histopathology
Serology (HI, ELISA)
HT-SN™

Please contact Vaxxinova Customer Service, Sales Representative, or Technical Services Veterinarian to discuss the specifics of your situation, and along with a her veterinarian, to develop your specific vaccine plan. 

IAV-S – Swine Influenza A Virus/Pneumonia 

Clinical Signs and History

  • Rapid spread of severe cough throughout the barn (1 – 3 days)
  • Rapid, Difficult breathing (thumping), depression, fever 108°F
  • Runny eyes, nose 

Stages of Production

  • Farrowing – Grow-Finish 

Diagnosis

Tissues to Submit
Lung
Nasal Swabs
Serum
Trachea
Diagnostic Tests
Virus Isolation
Quantitative PCR
Sequencing
Histopathology
Serology (HI, ELISA)
HT-SN™

Please contact Vaxxinova Customer Service, Sales Representative, or Technical Services Veterinarian to discuss the specifics of your situation, and along with a her veterinarian, to develop your specific vaccine plan. 

P. multocida – Pneumonic Pasteurellosis or Pasteurella multocida 

Clinical Signs and History

  • Cough, rapid breathing (thumping) 

Stages of Production

  • Nursery, Growp-Finish

Diagnosis

Tissues to Submit
Lung
Diagnostic Tests
Culture
Serogrouping PCR

Please contact Vaxxinova Customer Service, Sales Representative, or Technical Services Veterinarian to discuss the specifics of your situation, and along with a her veterinarian, to develop your specific vaccine plan. 

APP – Swine Pleuropneumonia, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae 

Clinical Signs and History

  • Severe respiratory distress, thumping, open-mouth breathing
  • Blood-stained, frothy nasal and oral discharge
  • Fever
  • Reluctance to move 

Stages of Production

  • Grow-Finish

Diagnosis

Tissues to Submit
Lung
Serum
Diagnostic Tests
Culture
Histopathology
Serotyping PCR

Please contact Vaxxinova Customer Service, Sales Representative, or Technical Services Veterinarian to discuss the specifics of your situation, and along with a her veterinarian, to develop your specific vaccine plan. 

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Worthington, MN 56187
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1801 Biotech Ave NE
Willmar, MN 56201
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