Veterinary Public Health Institute

Completed Projects

Progressive atrophic rhinitis outbreak

Epidemiologic investigation of an outbreak of progressive atrophic rhinitis



Contact person: Christina Nathues
Duration: September 2011 - end of 2012


The investigation included the examination of the index herd and all breeding herds that had purchased gilts during the probable time period of latent infection. A tracing back was conducted to detect the possible source of infection in the index herd; a tracing forward then was done to assess the degree of spread to contact herds.