Passive immunisation of post-weaned piglets using hyperimmune serum against experimental Haemophilus parasuis infection.
ABSTRACT The protective role of hyperimmune serum in the prevention of Haemophilus parasuis infections in post-weaned piglets was assessed by experimental challenge. The hyperimmune serum was obtained from a pig vaccinated with a commercial vaccine against Glässer's disease. Thirty-eight weaned piglets were divided into four groups: three groups were immunised intramuscularly with 10 ml of hyperimmune serum and one group consisted of unimmunised control animals. All piglets were subsequently infected intraperitoneally with H. parasuis serotype 5 at different times after immunisation. The use of hyperimmune serum provided the piglets with partial protection against experimental infection. The levels of protection indirectly depend on time between serum inoculation and challenge infection. The best protection of piglets against experimental infection was obtained in the group immunised 1 week before inoculation; the same group in which the highest levels of antibodies were detected at the time of challenge.
Article: Haemophilus infection in pigs.The Veterinary record 11/1970; 87(14):399-402. · 1.80 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A coagglutination test for the identification and serotyping of Haemophilus pleuropneumoniae is described. A total of 360 H. pleuropneumoniae strains were isolated from pulmonary tissues of feeder pigs which died of acute pleuropneumonia. All of the isolates were serotyped by coagglutination, and the results were confirmed by the ring precipitation test. The most common serotype isolated in Quebec was serotype 1, followed by serotypes 5, 2, and 7. None of the isolates belonged to serotypes 3, 4, or 6. Mixed infections due to H. pleuropneumoniae of more than one serotype in the same animal were encountered. Serotype 1 was the only common isolate among the mixed-serotype infections. The coagglutination test was more sensitive than was the ring precipitation test. Serotyping by the coagglutination test is inexpensive, rapid, reliable, and easy to perform.Journal of Clinical Microbiology 01/1984; 18(6):1351-4. · 4.07 Impact Factor
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