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Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal (volume: 49(1))
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Volume - 49(1)
Year - 2002
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Original Article
M.Dileepan1,  T.G. Wijewardana2,  N.U.Horadagoda2  and  I.V.P.Dharmawardena3
1. Veterinary Research Institute, Peradeniya
2. Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya
3. Colombo Municipal Abattoir, Colombo 08

SEROLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE PRESENCE OF MYCOPLASMA HYPONEUMONIAE  IN PIGS SLAUGHTERED AT THE COLOMBO ABATTOIR

M.Dileepan1 B.V.Sc., T.G. Wijewardana1 B.V.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., N.U. Horadagoda2 B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc., Ph.D. and I.V.P. Dharmawardena3 B.V.Sc.

1 Veterinary Research Institute, Peradeniya

2 Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

3 Colombo Municipal Abattoir, Colombo 08

Blood collected from 79 pigs at the Colombo municipal abattoir were examined for the presence of antibodies to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae using a commercially available competitive inhibition-ELISA kit. Thirty-seven percent (29/79) of the sera examined were positive for the specific antibody.  Seropositivity was high in pigs managed under an intensive system (24/59; 41%) compared to the extensive system (5/20; 25%).  Fifty-eight percent (14/24) of animals with histological evidence of mycoplasmal bronchopneumonia showed seropositivity to M. hyponeumoniae but the agreement between seropositivity and the presence of histological lesions was marginal (Kappa statistic= 0.224). This study has, for the first time, provided serological evidence of M. hyopneumoniae and supports the previous work that presented histological observations compatible with mycoplasmal pneumonia in pigs in Sri Lanka.

S.L.Vet.J. 2002, 49(1A): 1-4

Short Communication
M.J.K. Gunasekera1
1. Unique Clinique, 16A Model Town Road, Katubedda, Rathmalana

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Clinical Communication
U.T.K. Herath1,  N.U.Horadagoda1,  L.N.A. de Silva2  and  D.D.N. de Silva3
1. Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya
2. Department of Farm Animal Production & Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
3. Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya

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