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Teschovirus PCR test
avian & livestock assay data sheet

Teschovirus (Teschen-Talfan disease)

Test code: S0211 - Ultrasensitive detection of porcine teschovirus serotype 1 by reverse transcription coupled real time PCR

Porcine teschovirus (PTV) is a picornavirus of swine that can cause a wide range of clinical signs. This virus only infect pigs. There are at least 11 distinct serotypes of PTV, PTV-1 through PTV-11. Most of the 11 serotypes are widely distributed and infect pigs either asymptomatically or cause disease only in young animals which do not have well-developed immune responses. However, some strains of the most virulent serotype (PTV-1) can cause teschovirus encephalomyelitis, a highly contagious and fatal neurological disease of pigs. This fatal disease was formerly called Teschen disease, but is now called teschovirus encephalomyelitis.

Other strains of PTV-1, as well as other PTV serotypes, can cause milder disease or inapparent infections in pigs. These milder diseases have a variety of names including Talfan disease, benign enzootic paresis and poliomyelitis suum.

Upon ingestion, porcine teschovirus multiplies in the gastrointestinal tract and associated lymphoid tissues, including the tonsils. Virus can then be shed in feces and oral secretions. Convalescent animals can excrete virus in feces for up to 7 weeks. Porcine teschoviruses are readily spread on fomites, and may be transmitted in inadequately heat-treated pig swill. The virus can survive in the environment for more than 5 months at 15C (59F) and can also survive for prolonged periods in liquid manure.

Utilities:

  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Identify PTV-1 carriers
  • Help ensure that herds and populations are free of this virus
  • Early prevention of spread of the virus among animals
  • Minimize human exposure to the virus
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from animals

References:
La Rosa, G., Muscillo, M., Di Grazia, A., Fontana, S., Iaconelli, M. and Tollis, M. (2006) Validation of rt-PCR assays for molecular characterization of porcine teschoviruses and enteroviruses. J. Vet. Med. B. Infect. Dis. Vet. Public Health 53:257-265.

Specimen requirements: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube, or 0.2 ml feces, or rectal swab, or 0.2 ml CSF, or 0.2 ml urine, or 0.2 ml fresh or frozen tissue.

For specimen types other than those listed here, please call to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.

For all specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See shipping instructions for more information.

Turnaround time: 2 business days

Methodology: Qualitative real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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