Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale infection in turkeys: immunoprophylaxis studies.

  title={Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale infection in turkeys: immunoprophylaxis studies.},
  author={Susanne Sprenger and David A. Halvorson and Daniel P. Shaw and Kakambi V. Nagaraja},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  volume={44 3},
Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale has been shown to cause serious clinical illness and is a significant concern to the turkey industry because of its potential economic impact. In this study, 6-wk-old turkeys were vaccinated intranasally with a live or subcutaneously with a killed O. rhinotracheale vaccine. At 14 or 21 wk of age, the birds were challenged intratracheally with live O. rhinotracheale. Airsacculitis and pneumonia occurred less frequently in vaccinated birds than in unvaccinated… CONTINUE READING