Serological determination of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection in a swine farm in Lima

A. Marlon Torres, E. Sonia Calle, G. Hermelinda Rivera, S. Carlos Camacho, P. Néstor Falcón, P. César Alzamora

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

© 2006 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. A serological study was conducted to identify the age of highest infection with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in pigs under an intensive rearing system in the Lima province, during the period April - August, 2002. Blood samples were collected fortnightly from birth till 16 months of age in 30 piglets. The commercial test ELISA Chekit® -Hyoptest- II was used for the detection of antibodies. The 66.3% (20/30) of the animals showed antibodies against M. hyopneumoniae. The critical period for starting the infection occurred at 9-10 weeks of age. Sex and number of parturition did not affect the time of initial infection.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Serological determination of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection in a swine farm in Lima'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this