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Bart van Leerdam

Dr. Bart van Leerdam is a poultry business director with BioChek B.V., Holland. Email:


Live Mycoplasma vaccines and use of monitoring

For unvaccinated flocks, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay monitoring is an effective tool to prevent disease spread through the early detection and control of infection.
For those poultry flocks that have not been vaccinated against Mycoplasma, monitoring is an effective tool to prevent the spread of disease through early detection and infection control. Recent serological data on live Mycoplasma vaccinated flocks have shown that an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay can be used to indicate successful vaccination or a field challenge.
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