© 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.
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|Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
|Published - 1 Jan 2006