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Table 1 Summary of main quantitative data on the evaluation of the effect of vaccines on the transmission of pig pathogens

From: The use of vaccines to control pathogen spread in pig populations

  References Number of publications Main effect Agreement between studies Study category Comments
Aujeszky’s disease [6, 7, 11, 12, 15, 2124] 9 Significant reduction of transmission Good for experimental studies Experimental and observational studies Field studies indicate potential limitations of experimental estimations
Classical swine fever [10, 16, 2530] 8 Significant reduction of transmission Good Experimental studies Variability of results according to vaccines, administration route and the delay between vaccination and challenge
Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae [31, 32] 2 No effect on transmission Good Experimental and field studies  
Actinobacillus Pleuropneumoniae [33] 1 Decrease of infectiousness only / Experimental study Separate evaluation of susceptibility and infectiousness
PRRSv [17, 34, 35] 3 Significant reduction of transmission Good Experimental studies Good results with vaccine and challenge strains belonging to the same genotype
Influenza [36] 1 Significant reduction of transmission / Experimental study Significant reduction of transmission even with an heterologous strain
PCV2 [5] 1 Significant reduction of transmission / Experimental study Evaluation with a challenge strain heterologous (2b) to the vaccine strain (2a)