Immunogenicity of an autogenous Streptococcus suis bacterin in preparturient sows and their piglets in relation to protection after weaning.

@article{Baums2010ImmunogenicityOA,
  title={Immunogenicity of an autogenous Streptococcus suis bacterin in preparturient sows and their piglets in relation to protection after weaning.},
  author={Christoph Georg Baums and Christian Br{\"u}ggemann and Christoph Kock and Andreas Beineke and Karl-Heinz Waldmann and Peter Valentin-Weigand},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1589-97}
}
Streptococcus suis is an important porcine pathogen causing meningitis and other invasive diseases in piglets of different ages. Application of S. suis serotype 2 bacterins to specific-pathogen-free (SPF) weaning piglets has been demonstrated to protect against the homologous serotype. However, autogenous S. suis bacterins are also applied to sows and suckling piglets in the field. Therefore, comparative evaluation of different bacterin immunization regimes, including sow vaccination, was… CONTINUE READING