Newborn piglet with congenital tremor Photo: Michael Bernkopf/Vetmeduni Vienna

N&H TOPLINE: 'Shaking piglets' attributed to unidentified virus

Tremors and shaking in newborn piglets may not be a sign that they are cold but are suffering from a specific viral infection.

Symptoms of tremors and shaking in newborn piglets may not be a sign that the animals are cold but, rather, that they are suffering from a specific viral infection.

Researchers at the Veterinarmedizinische Universitat (Vetmeduni) in Vienna, Austria, have been able to prove this correlation now using a newly developed test that can detect a previously unknown virus — termed atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV) — in “shaking piglets,” making it possible to clearly

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