Journal article

Comparison of the short-term and long-term efficacies of the Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccines ts-11 and 6/85

Amir H Noormohammadi, Kevin G Whithear

AVIAN PATHOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

In order to compare the short-term efficacies of the live attenuated Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) vaccine strains ts-11 and 6/85, four groups of SPF chickens were vaccinated with each of the vaccines using eye drop and aerosol inoculations, and were subsequently challenged with a wild-type MG strain. When administered by the recommended routes (eye drop for ts-11 and fine aerosol for 6/85), both vaccines induced substantial and comparable levels of protection against airsacculitis and tracheitis caused by wild-type MG. The long-term efficacies of the two vaccines administered by the recommended route were also assessed. Serum antibody responses and colonization of the vaccines in the upper ..

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