Submitted to: Southern Poultry Science Society Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/3/2004
Publication Date: 7/25/2004
Citation: Branton, S.L., Peebles, E.D., Gerard, P.D., Evans, J.D., Collier, S.D., Maslin, W.R., Vance, A.M. 2004. Effect of overlaying f strain mycoplasma gallisepticum on ts-11 vaccinated laying hens. Southern Poultry Science. Abstract 84. p. 21.
Technical Abstract: Two trials were conducted with three treatments: 1) Control (mycoplasma clean), 2) TS-11 Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) vaccinated at 10 wks of age, and 3) TS-11 MG vaccinated at 10 weeks of age followed by F strain MG inoculation at 22 wk of age. Egg production, egg weight, egg shell breaking strength, Haugh unit score, pimpling incidence, and blood/meat spot incidence data were collected over the initial 15 wk of production (23-37 wk of age). No significant differences (P<0.05) were observed between the treatments for overall 15 wk means for any of the measured parameters.