Development and adaptation of methods for detecting PRRSV in the environment and flies



Health and biosecurity

Aim / objectives:
The main objective of the project is to identify the best methods for detecting PRRSV in the environment and to verify the role of flies and aerosols as transmission vectors. More specifically:
  • Quantify and compare the quantity of PRRSV in the main potential basins of the virus;
  • Explore the potential of flies in the environment as vectors of contamination;
  • Assess the pathogen content of flies using the metagenomics technique;
  • Verify the potential of an on-farm PRRSV virus detection tool (uFluidix).

Carl Gagnon, vétérinaire chercheur (FMV-Université de Montréal), Marie-Claude Poulin, vétérinaire (consultante) et Aarash Sofla (Ufluidix)
Project Cost:
Funding Partners:
This project is funded through the Innov’Action Agroalimentaire program, under the Canadian Partnership for Agriculture, an agreement between the governments of Canada and Quebec, PigGen Canada and Ufluidix.
June 2019 to June 2021
Project Manager:
Christian Klopfenstein
CDPQ Team:
Frédéric Fortin, Léonie Morin-Doré, Patrick Gagnon, conseillers techniques et ouvriers agricoles.