A dot-immunobinding assay, amplified with avidin and biotin (DAB assay), was used to detect serum antibodies to Mycoplasma iowae in immunized turkeys. The DAB assay was used to test serum samples from 122 commercial market turkey flocks obtained from four Iowa processing plants. The samples were pooled and tested for the presence of antibodies to four species of Mycoplasma spp. considered to be important pathogens for turkeys: M. gallisepticum (MG), M. iowae (MI), M. meleagridis (MM), and M. synoviae (MS). The occurrence of antibodies against these mycoplasmas, as determined by the DAB assay, were 5.7% for MG, 18.0% for MI, 77.9% for MM, and 9.8% for MS.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Animals
- Animal Science and Zoology
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)