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Dual infection of turkey poults with avian pneumovirus and Mycoplasma synoviae
- Khehra, R.S., Jones, R.C., Bradbury, J.M.
- Avian pathology 1999 v.28 no.4 pp. 401-404
- poults, Pneumovirus, Mycoplasma synoviae, disease course, seroconversion, antibodies, mixed infection
- Poults were infected with avian pneumovirus (APV) at 1-day-old, followed by Mycoplasma synoviae (Ms) 3 days later. Dual infection did not cause an increase in severity of clinical disease, or gross and microscopic lesions due to APV. The patterns of virus and Ms isolations from tracheal swabs or tissues from single and dual infected groups were similar. Ms infection did not induce Ms antibodies, nor did it affect seroconversion to APV in the dual infection.