Pseudorabies, also called Aujeszky’s disease, is a disease found worldwide which is caused by the Pseudorabies Virus (PRV). This alpha herpes virus, a member of the family Herpesviridae, can cause a wide range of disorders in animals including abnormalities of the nervous system, respiratory disease, reproductive failure and in some cases even death. Pigs are the natural host of the PRV and they remain latently infected following clinical recovery.
Wide spread infection of the Pseudorabies virus (PRV) in pig herds can result in serious economic losses to the pork industry. To minimize the potential economic damage caused by an outbreak of this disease, it is critical to have sensitive and specific tests for early detection to prevent the spread of infection.
Prionics offers two highly effective ELISA tests for the diagnosis of Pseudorabies in pigs. The tests, developed by Cedi-Diagnostics in collaboration with the renowned Animal Science Group in Lelystad, are excellent tools for use in Pseudorabies vaccination and eradication programs.