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Aetiology, pathogenesis and immunology of porcine PMWS: genetic-environmental interactions

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Research partners: Aetiology, pathogenesis and immunology of porcine PMWS: genetic-environmental interactions Royal Veterinary College, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), AHDB Pork, Pfizer Ltd (UK) and BioBest

Duration: 2007 – 2012 

Aims and objectives

  • To establish risk factors affecting severity of PMWS on farms
  • To determine the cellular immune responses to the putative to microbial pathogens in vitro
  • To establish an in vivo model of PMWS 

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