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Serological Diagnosis of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in Commercial Meat Type Chickens

I.Poorna Chandhar, Madhu Swamy, Yamini Verma and Amita Dubey

Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur-482001, Madhya Pradesh

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2019 : 96 (4) - pages 9 to 10
(Received: August, 2018, Accepted: December, 2018)


The current study was carried out to determine the presence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) infection in broilers. 0.5 ml of blood was collected from broilers of different poultry farms and poultry outlets. Fifty samples were collected and the serum was separated by centrifugation at 12,000 rpm for 10 min. The collected serum was then subjected to Rapid slide agglutination test as per standard protocol. The seropositive cases of MG from broiler flocks were estimated as 54.00 %. Highest percent of seropositive cases was found in December with 85.71% positivity for Mycoplasma gallisepticum antibodies.

Key Words: Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Poultry, serodiagnosis

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