Cause of mysterious piglet tremors discovered

Cause of mysterious piglet tremors discovered

A TEAM of veterinary researchers at Iowa State University has pinpointed a virus that has caused mysterious tremors in piglets dating back decades.

The virus, which comes from a family known as "pestiviruses," infects young pigs and can cause them to shake involuntarily. Afflicted piglets are sometimes referred to as "shaker pigs" or "dancing pigs," and in severe cases, the tremors prevent pigs from nursing and can lead to starvation.

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