Project

A chimeric protein vaccine containing Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae antigens: development and protective efficacy against enzootic pneumonia in pigs

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
enzootic pneumonia mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccination
 
Project description

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is the etiological agent of swine enzootic pneumonia, one of the most important respiratory diseases in pigs. The aim of this project is to determine if a a recombinant chimeric antigen of M. hyopneumoniae fused to the B subunit of heat labile enterotoxin of E. coli, is able to induce protection against an experimental M; hyopneumoniae infection in pigs.