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Swine Health - General Disease
Use of a production region model to evaluate biosecurity protocol efficacy for reducing the risk of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae spread between farms
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M hyo) are economically significant pathogens of...
Swine Health - General Disease
Development of an improved Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae-specific ELISA
       Serology due to its low cost and ease of sample collection is the most common tool used to monitor the status of M. hyopneumoniae infection...
Swine Health - General Disease
International collaboration to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae PCR assays
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MHYO) remains a significant source of economic loss for today’s swine industry. Reliable diagnosis of this organism continues to be a challenge as demonstrated by the...
Swine Health-PRRS
Use of a production region model to evaluate biosecurity protocol efficacy for reducing the risk of PRRSV and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae spread between farms
The purpose of this 2-year project was to investigate the transmission of PRRSV and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M hyo) by aerosols, the meteorological conditions associated with this route of spread...
Swine Health - General Disease
The effect of cross-fostering on the transfer of cellular and humoral maternal immunity to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Enzootic pneumonia resulting from Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections is an important disease to the US swine industry. Antibodies and immune cells specific to this agent can be detected...
Swine Health - General Disease
Evaluation of diagnostic assays for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae: Their potential role in eradication success
Respiratory disease induced by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) is a problem recognized by the swine industry world-wide. Due to the significant production costs associated with Mhyo-induced...
Swine Health - General Disease
Assessment of the infectivity of asymptomatic carriers, to understand the dynamics of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection in reproductive herds
Designing disease control and/or eradication protocols depends mostly in how much we know about the pathogen we want to eliminate. Regarding Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, the causative agent of Enzootic...
Swine Health - General Disease
Assessment of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strain variability and relationship to virulence
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae isolated from different pig herds showed variation in disease potential. This is not unexpected since differences in disease symptoms occur widely in the field. There have...
Swine Health - General Disease
Prevalence of Mycoplasma hyponeumoniae in different parity sows as a preliminary tool for eradication
Swine Health - General Disease
Effect of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Vaccination on Microbial Nasal Shedding in Nursery Pigs
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