Protection of turkey poults from Bordetella avium infection and disease by pili and bacterins.

@article{Akeila1988ProtectionOT,
  title={Protection of turkey poults from Bordetella avium infection and disease by pili and bacterins.},
  author={M A Akeila and Yehia Mo Saif},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={641-9}
}
The role of pili in protection against Bordetella avium infection in turkey poults was studied. An isolate that produced the largest number of pili under growth conditions developed in our laboratory was used for preparation of pili and bacterin and for challenge. The pili were isolated, purified, examined by electron microscopy, and tested for purity by gel electrophoresis. Poults were vaccinated with oil-adjuvant pili, formaldehyde- or merthiolate-inactivated bacterins, or a commercial… CONTINUE READING