New paper published in Veterinary Research 📄
13 Mar 2023
Long-term follow-up of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae-specific immunity in vaccinated pigs 🐖
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is a major respiratory pathogen leading to economic losses in the intensive pig production worldwide. Vaccination is used to control clinical symptoms and minimize production losses. A recent review proposed that cellular immunity might play an important role in vaccine efficacy against M. hyopneumoniae infections (https://bit.ly/3VJoJtb). We previously showed that current M. hyo vaccines can elicit T cell immunity (https://bit.ly/3y5llyI), however, the persistence of this T cell immunity in pigs remained unexplored.
Here, we documented the presence of M. hyopneumoniae-specific T cell responses in pigs in field conditions. We propose that further research should explore the impact of this T cell immunity on protecting pigs against infections with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.
Read the paper here: https://bit.ly/3SWxfEJ or in the pdf here below.