Svanovas panel for sero-surveillance of wild boars

January 2015

Several assays have now been further validated for application in wild boar populations

Wild boar populations are steadily increasing worldwide. They certainly pose a significant reservoir of notifiable infections for domestic swine e.g. African and Classical Swine Fever Virus (ASFV, CSFV) and Pseudorabies Virus (PRV) and can pose a zoonotic threat to public health e.g. infections with Brucella suis.

Controlling diseases in wild pigs is complex.Transmission from wild boars to domestic pigs occurs when domestic pigs come into direct contact with infected boars. The wild boars usually get infected by swill feeding, e.g. for facilitating hunting, or through accidental contact with garbage containing infected material. There are several factors that influence if a virus becomes endemic in a wild boar population, among those population density and quantity of young susceptible animals.

Sero-surveillance in wild boar populations is for several reasons an effective tool aiding for disease control. Due to low detection probability of the virus the serological monitoring is preferred to direct methods. Antibodies are usually detectable for several months.

The samples arriving at the laboratory are often in a bad condition such as haemolytic and clotted. Validation of assays on samples from wild boars collected under field conditions is essential to secure that accurate results are generated.

Svanova has validated numerous kits on field samples from wild boar populations. This panel of kits is supporting the approach of multi-objective surveillance approaches in wild boars.

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