(732) 251-9506 Ext.211
Navigation
PRRS and Livestock
What is PRRS
How Pigs Get PRRS


How To Eliminate Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Information PRRS With Hydroxyls

Definition and Occurrence of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome

PRRSV is a viral disease that causes reproductive failure in animals and respiratory disease that occurs in pigs. This is a very significant disease that has disastrous economic effects on the U.S. swine production, which is why so many people are worried about how to eliminate PRRSV.

This virus can occur in pigs of all ages. While it is more obvious when sows are affected by reproductive failure or impairment, it can also happen to boars as well. Respiratory syndrome is most often seen in younger pigs but can occur in breeding stock and finishing pigs. While only in a few countries in the 1980s, PRRS is now a worldwide problem. In the U.S., it is both endemic and epidemic.

The History of PRRS Outbreaks

The first outbreak in the US was in 1987-88 but a few years later, it had been reported in Europe, Canada, and other countries. This disease was first called a syndrome and was often confused with other diseases. While there has been a lot of research completed on the PRRS virus in the past two decades, there is still a lot of confusion regarding controlling the disease. This disease affects producers and entire systems have been designed to help eliminate or control the spread of the PRRS virus.

Etiology and Epidemiology of PRRS

This virus is an RNA virus. The U.S. virus is distinct from the European isolate while they are still related. While the virus can be easily inactivated with disinfectant, phenol, and formaldehyde, it is only a little resistant to regular environmental degradation.

This virus is able to persist for a very long time in carrier pigs. More than 200 days is not uncommon but most pigs will become immune around two months and stop shedding the virus. Shedding is the most common form of infection in a population as the virus is very infectious. It is present in semen, urine, feces, and mammary secretions.

Sows can deliver piglets that are already infected and boars can infect dams while breeding. This makes it very important for researchers to learn more about how to stop PRRS virus transmission.

Pathogenesis (PRRS)

Once transmission of the virus has occurred, it will infect the body and cause pneumonia while making the lungs more susceptible to other pathogens. It can cross the placenta in late gestation and can kill a fetus. Abortions are common and recovered sows can be re-infected.

Clinical Signs and Lesions PRRS

Not all pigs infected with PRRS display clinical signs. The signs will vary depending on the age of the pig, other diseases, herd size, the age of the infection, and the virulence of the PRRS virus. Boars, sows, and gilts all can experience anorexia, vomiting, lethargy, fever, and depression. Reproductive problems are a common sign and piglet mortality is high.

Younger and finishing pigs will experience depression, fever, lethargy, stunted growth, and depression. Some common first symptoms to watch for are lethargy, sneezing, and fever. Post-weaning mortality is common, especially when the strain is highly virulent and when it causes additional infections.

An infection results in lesions in the lymph nodes and lungs. The lymph nodes will be swollen and cystic.

Porcine Syndrome is very dangerous and can quickly kill a group of pigs. It’s best to detect this virus during the early stages. Aborted piglets can be tested to rule out infections and fresh tissue can also be used to detect PRRS.

There’s no one way to control PRRS because the virus varies so much and is transmitted so easily. Smaller herds can be controlled while larger ones are much more difficult to manage. The goal is often to stabilize the infection by creating immunity in the breeding animals. This will prevent reproductive failure and makes it less likely for piglets to be born with the virus.

Boars need to be quarantined when introduced to a herd and offspring and sows need to be treated or removed from the herd. Some vaccines are available but they are not consistently effective. Cleaning the facilities can be useful as well.

Kill the PRRS Virus with Hydroxyls

It is very difficult to kill PRRS virus , which is why other treatment options are important. Using an Odorox/Pyure Hydroxyl Generator air machine in the space can help to eliminate bacteria, odor, and viruses in the air and on surfaces. This is a great way to control the spread of PRRS and keep your herd healthy.

Benefits of Odorox/Pyure! Client Testimonials, Removes Odors, Kills Germs, Kills Covid-19

BALLY5.
ATLANTIC CITY

Mr. AJ Weiss Re: Odorox

Please be advised that I found our meeting most informative and your demonstration of the Odorox unit in our hotel rooms to be truly remarkable. You could definitely notice the difference in the room before and after the demo. The unit performed easily and successfully. I would recommend the Odorox wholeheartedly.

George Myles
Director, Housekeeping Services
Park Place And The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6709
609-340-2000 • 1-800-225-59 77

Ballys Atlantic City

On March 22, I received a phone call from the President and chief mechanic at Infinity Air in Nashua, NH. They explained to me that they had a large fire in one of their airplane hangars. The fire had destroyed one airplane and the intense smoke and soot had penetrated a brand new Mooney Acclaim Type S aircraft. The owner of the smoke damaged Mooney who had stored his airplane in the hangar was beside himself and insistent on having the carpets, interior liners, leather seats, and flight instruments completely removed and rebuilt back to the original condition because he felt the smoke odors and residue would never fully be gone from his prized airplane (estimated cost was $25,000.00).

After several conversations with the demanding plane owner the airport personnel had calmed him down enough to agree to try and clean the aircraft before just 'gutting' it. They had called two cleaning companies before calling Allpro. Both companies stated they could clean the aircraft and rid the plane of odor. Their estimates to restore the aircraft were significantly higher.

When Infinity air had called me and told me all this information I had only one question for them 'How do the two other companies plan to attack the smoke odor inside the aircraft?'

The chief mechanic told me 'They plan on thoroughly cleaning the aircraft by hand then installing an ozone machine inside the cabin to eradicate and residual odors.' As you know ozone has been known to deteriorate plastics and rubber.

I was very adamant with the staff at infinity air NOT to let anyone deodorize an airplane with ozone. The last thing they need is an airplane with compromised rubber seals, fittings and gaskets.

They were so pleased that they called me because it was not explained to them by the other cleaning companies that ozone could affect the aircraft. They asked me how I would restore the airplane and I told them I would use soot sponges and neutral cleaners for the cleaning and then explained the Hydroxyl technology to them. They were amazed that this technology exist and were very impressed with my knowledge on how to properly clean an airplane. I told them I could completely restore the aircraft back to original condition for a fraction of the interior replacement cost and would guarantee the distraught owner of the plane would have no evidence of anything ever happening to his airplane.

Needless to say I was hired and 100% successful. Three days after the job was completed I called Infinity Air to get an update on the job. They couldn't say enough nice things about what we had accomplished and were even more amazed that the airplane had no evidence of soot or odor other than the 'new car' smell it had before the fire. The XL 3 and Boss systems are amazing and our number one tool now on all odor related jobs we do.

I have gotten nothing but rave reviews from adjusters who want to implement the Hydroxyl system on more restoration jobs.

Thanks again,

Jim Palmieri
General Manager

Allpro Restoration Services
1352 Saratoga Ave. Gansevoort, NY 12831
Phone: 518-793-5311 . Fax: (518) 793-2499
E-mail: allprohelp@roadrunner.com

Infinity Air

Send us a message

our address190 Summerhill Road
Spotswood NJ 08884
call us (732) 251-9506 Ext.211
email us Dave@OdoroxAir.com