Porcine Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome

A worldwide emerging disease of weaned piglets first recognized in swine herds in western Canada in 1997. This syndrome is characterized by progressive weight loss, rapid (tachypnea) and difficult (dyspnea) breathing, and yellowing of skin. PMWS is caused by PORCINE CIRCOVIRUS infection, specifically type 2 or PCV-2.
Also Known As:
Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome, Porcine
Networked: 2 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Viremia


1. Krakowka, S: 1 article (05/2000)
2. Allan, G: 1 article (05/2000)
3. Kennedy, S: 1 article (05/2000)
4. McNeilly, F: 1 article (05/2000)
5. Ellis, J A: 1 article (05/2000)
6. Meehan, B: 1 article (05/2000)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Porcine Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome:
1. RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase (Reverse Transcriptase)IBA
2. Viral DNAIBA
3. Viral AntigensIBA