Novel swine circovirus found in sows

Kansas State veterinary researchers discover novel porcine circovirus type 3, which is different from other known circoviruses.

Researchers at Kansas State University have identified a new swine circovirus.

Its discovery is auspicious as a related swine circovirus, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), has had a devastating history in swine production. Associated diseases caused millions of dollars in losses globally in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The new circovirus — identified as porcine circovirus 3 — discovered by Benjamin Hause and Rachel Palinski, who is with the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic L

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