The efficacy of recently developed porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccines has not been tested yet against PCV2 isolates of the two proposed genotypes. In the present work, the efficacy of a subunit vaccine containing PCV2 capsid protein was evaluated by using a challenge model with four different PCV2 isolates of different genotype and geographic origin. The vaccine prevented the development of viremia in all cases as well as significantly decreased nasal and faecal shedding of the virus. Also, the vaccine elicited PCV2-specific neutralizing antibodies to PCV2 even in the presence of maternally derived immunity. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Porcine circovirus type 2
- Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome