The Pestivirus Infection in Swine meeting is being called to address issues pertaining to the diagnosis and control of CSFV, BVDV and BDV infections in swine. The program will include both invited speakers and round table discussions.
Issues to be addressed:
Do the "new" low virulence classical swine fever viruses (CSFV, also known as hog cholera) present problems for detection and diagnosis? How big a problem is bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) and border disease virus (BDV) infections in commercial swineherds? Does BVDV contamination of MLV vaccines and other biologics used in swine production pose a threat? What are the risks and economic impact of a CSFV outbreak? What is the role of vaccination in eradication programs?