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Safety and Immunogenicity of a Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae bacterin for domestic sheep (Ovis aries).
BACKGROUND: Mortality from epizootic pneumonia is hindering re-establishment of bighorn sheep populations in western North America. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, a primary agent of this disease, is frequently carried ...
Fibre digestibility, abundance of faecal bacteria and plasma acetate concentrations in overweight adult mares.
The purpose of the present study was to compare digestibility of grass hay, faecal and plasma volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentrations, and faecal bacterial abundance in overweight and moderate-condition mares. Five ...
Epizootic pneumonia of bighorn sheep following experimental exposure to Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae.
BACKGROUND: Bronchopneumonia is a population limiting disease of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). The cause of this disease has been a subject of debate. Leukotoxin expressing Mannheimia haemolytica and Bibersteinia trehalosi ...
Oral Immunization of Mice with Gamma-Irradiated Brucella neotomae Induces Protection against Intraperitoneal and Intranasal Challenge with Virulent B. abortus 2308
Brucella spp. are Gram-negative, facultative intracellular coccobacilli that cause one of the most frequently encountered zoonosis worldwide. Humans naturally acquire infection through consumption of contaminated dairy and ...
Toll-Like Receptor Responses to Peste des petits ruminants Virus in Goats and Water Buffalo
(Public Library of Science, 2014-11-04)
Ovine rinderpest or goat plague is an economically important and contagious viral disease of sheep and goats, caused by the Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV). Differences in susceptibility to goat plague among different ...
Comparison of Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase PCR Assays for Detection of Swine Hepatitis E Virus in Fecal Samples
(American Society for Microbiology, 2014-01-15)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of acute viral hepatitis in people in many developing countries and is also endemic in many industrialized countries. Mammalian HEV (mHEV) isolates can be divided into at least four ...
Prevalence and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from healthy university student athletes
Background The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been increasing in the general population, and there is concern that close or physical contact, such as in professional and collegiate ...
Membrane-bound IL-12 and IL-23 serve as potent mucosal adjuvants when co-presented on whole inactivated influenza vaccines
Background Potent and safe adjuvants are needed to improve the efficacy of parenteral and mucosal vaccines. Cytokines, chemokines and growth factors have all proven to be effective immunomodulatory adjuvants when administered ...
TRACKS, Fall/Winter 2014
(Virginia Tech, 2014)
TRACKS is the biannual news magazine of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.