Journal article

Field evaluation of the safety and efficacy of a temperature-sensitive Mycoplasma synoviae live vaccine.

JF Markham, PC Scott, KG Whithear

Avian Dis | Published : 1998


Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) strain MS-H was used in three separate commercial flocks for large-scale evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine under commercial conditions. MS-H successfully colonized meat and layer-breeders vaccinated by eyedrop and persisted for up to 55 wk after vaccination. Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis showed that MS-H was the only strain isolated from two vaccinated flocks. In a third flock, challenge with a wild-type MS occurred, and this strain was isolated from both vaccinated and unvaccinated birds. Vertical transmission of MS-H was investigated by culturing pipped embryos and testing broiler progeny for MS antibody at processing (56 days..

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