Histological aspects of circovirus-associated syndrome of pigs infected with circovirus type 2

L. Dudar, V. Polischuk
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv; Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv


Analysis of pathological changes in organs of pigs infected with porcine circovirus type 2 showed that most of the variances were observed in immune system's organs, namely the lymph nodes and spleen. Thus, in addition to specific clinical symptoms' criteria confirmation, the histological examination of microscopic lesions associated with PCV2 (depletion of lymphoid tissue and / or connective tissue replacement lymphocytes) is necessary for concluding the diagnosis of circovirus-associated syndrome.


swine circovirus-associated syndrome, histological analysis, porcine circovirus type 2

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17721/2616_6410.2016.20.77-79


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