Prevalence of antibodies to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in Iowa swine

Am J Vet Res. 1983 Oct;44(10):1946-8.


The prevalence of complement-fixing antibodies to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae was determined in 7,321 sera collected from breeding swine of various ages. Samples were selected randomly in approximate proportion to the number of hogs marketed annually from each of 9 crop-reporting areas in Iowa. Testing was accomplished by means of a Microtiter complement-fixation test. Of the 7,321 sera, 22% had antibody titers of 1:4 or greater to M hyopneumoniae. Of the 597 herds sampled, 60% or 357 had at least 1 animal with a titer of 1:4 or greater. Use of the chi-square association test indicated that animals which were M hyopneumoniae-positive were more often Haemophilus pleuropneumoniae-positive than those that were M hyopneumoniae-negative.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis*
  • Complement Fixation Tests / veterinary
  • Iowa
  • Mycoplasma / immunology*
  • Pneumonia of Swine, Mycoplasmal / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia of Swine, Mycoplasmal / veterinary*
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases / epidemiology*


  • Antibodies, Bacterial