SHIC/AASV Webinar to Address Porcine Circovirus Challenges and Emerging Trends

Porcine circovirus associated disease presents a significant challenge to swine health and pork production globally. Multiple types, including PCV2 and PCV3, have worldwide distribution. An emerging porcine circovirus, PCV4, was reported for the first time in Europe in late 2023 after being initially detected in Asia in 2019. PCV is routinely monitored by the Swine Disease Reporting System for trends in diagnostic submissions, sample types, and test results. Recent trends in PCV2 and PCV3 detection in US herds have raised questions regarding surveillance strategies, clinical presentation, interpretation of results, and control strategies for mitigation of PCV-associated disease. To review trends and emerging issues regarding PCV, the Swine Health Information Center in collaboration with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians will host a webinar on PCV2/3/4 on February 6, 2024, from 12 to 1:30 pm CST.

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During the webinar, presenters will provide PCV-related information including an overview of the pathogen, domestic and global distribution, current and new research updates, diagnostic trends, sample types, interpretation of diagnostic results, and practitioner perspectives for disease management strategies.

PCV topics to be covered on the webinar and confirmed speakers to date include:

General disease overview, domestic and global distribution, update on research outcomes, PCV4 status – Dr. Tanja Opriessnig, Iowa State University

Case definition for PCV2 and PCV3, laboratory submission trends, sampling strategies/types, results interpretation, impact of co-infections with other viruses – Dr. Pablo Pineyro, Iowa State University, and Dr. Darin Madson, Iowa State University

Clinical picture, rational for investigation, sampling strategies, mitigation strategies and outcomes – Dr. Chelsea Stewart, Christensen Farms, and Dr. Mark Ladd, Smithfield

The Swine Health Information Center, launched in 2015 with Pork Checkoff funding, protects and enhances the health of the US swine herd by minimizing the impact of emerging disease threats through preparedness, coordinated communications, global disease monitoring, analysis of swine health data, and targeted research investments. As a conduit of information and research, SHIC encourages sharing of its publications and research. Forward, reprint, and quote SHIC material freely. For more information, visit or contact Dr. Megan Niederwerder at [email protected] or Dr. Lisa Becton at [email protected] .