Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 1999;39(1):133-137.
Current situation of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome in Korea
Kyung-soo Han, Kwang-soo Lyoo, Bong-kyun Park
Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
한국의 돼지생식기호흡기증후군(PRRS) 발생경향
한경수, 류광수, 박봉균
서울대학교 수의과대학 수의학과
Abstract
The 2,078 blood samples from 148 swine farms were collected and tested by IFA for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome(PRRS) virus antibody to know what type of PRRS prevails by the area. Clinically reproductive form of PRRS occurred in swine farms of 3/27, 3/87, and 2/34 in eastern, central and western areas, but the seroprevalence of those areas was different as 6.5%, 23.3%, and 17.6%, respectively. However, respiratory form of PRRS occurred more frequently, and the number of farms manifested with the respiratory form of PRRS in the eastern, central and western areas was 22/27, 71/87, and 30/34, respectively. The seroprevalence of that form of PRRS in the eastern, central and western areas was 52.2%, 67.1%, and 51.6%, respectively. Subsequently mixed form of PRRS occurred more frequently in the central area and the number of farms of eastern, central and western areas was 2/27, 13/87, and 2/34, respectively. The PRRS seroprevalence of the eastern, central and western areas was 58.6%, 54.0%, and 19.2%, respectively. Collectively the PRRS seroprevalence of eastern, central and western areas was 43.8%, 59.3%, and 38.2%, respectively. Overall seroprevalence of PRRS in Korea was 51.8%. In conclusion, the reproductive or the respiratory form of PRRS has been still in trouble in the Korean swine industry and PRRS control measures have to be taken in consideration.
Key Words: PRRS, Clinical form, Seroprevalence, IFA


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