PRRS vulnerability discovered

PRRS vulnerability discovered

ONCE known as "mystery swine disease," porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) finally may have met its match after a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Genus PLC developed pigs that are resistant to the virus.

The discovery could also herald a new approach to disease control.

The discovery of PRRS-resistant pigs could significantly improve animal well-being and save

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