G. Bennejean

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Six isolates originating from acute outbreaks of infectious bursal disease recently reported in broiler and pullet flocks in France were studied with respect to their pathogenicity and their antigenic relatedness to the Faragher 52/70 reference strain. Although the mortality experimentally induced in susceptible chickens by the field strains was sometimes(More)
1. Four groups of hens, each of a different line, were inoculated at peak of lay, per os in the crop with 1 ml of a suspension containing 10(9) cfu/ml Salmonella enteritidis PT4 (SE). The kinetics of SE contamination in the environment, egg shell and yolk were studied during the first 28 d post inoculation. On the day of slaughter, intestines, caeca,(More)
An epidemiological survey was made of 5329 samples from 10 poultry operations to determine the relationship between total poultry farm environment and incidences of Salmonella contamination of broiler flocks. Samples were analyzed from walls, drinkers, feeders, litter, insects, water, chicks, broilers, and feed to determine the effect of common sanitary(More)
Eight monoclonal antibodies against the Ploufragan strain of New-castle disease virus were used to characterize 58 virus strains including 29 French isolates. By combining ELISA and haemagglutination inhibition tests, PMV 1 strains were differentiated from other avian PMV 1 and grouped into 7 classes.
Two enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) developed in the authors' laboratory for turkey rhinotracheitis serological testing, a commercial ELISA kit, and two virus-neutralization (VN) assays were compared with respect to the efficiency of these assays for serological monitoring in specific-pathogen-free (SPF) turkeys inoculated with four pathogenic(More)