The Hog Farm

The pigs are farrowing but the piglets are coming out weak and underweight. Several are dying. Marvin believes this is caused by PRRSV or Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome Virus, which causes a disease among swine. It leads to reproductive failure in breeding stock and respiratory tract illness in young pigs.

The low birth weight and weak pigs persist for this round of litters. Newport Lab creates a vaccine for this specific stain of PRRSV and Marvin’s livestock is inoculated. Normalcy returns with healthier pigs in later births.