Accession Number:

AD0648095

Title:

EFFECT OF DRY CHICKEN EGG YOLK ON WHITE MOUSE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO PLAGUE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY COLL OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Tests of cortisone, novoembichine nitrogen mustard, sodium glycocholate, and fresh chicken egg yolk as preparations to increase the susceptibility of white mice to the plague bacillus showed that fresh egg yolk is the most potent both in number of animals dying and in the length of life after inoculation. Egg yolk dried by the method of sublimation is just as effective as fresh egg yolk. The inoculation of even small doses of weakly virulent strains with dry egg yolk causes most animals to die, with cultures easily isolated from them. The use of dry egg yolk to increase the susceptibility of test animals white mice to plague is of value in improving the diagnosis of this infection in rodents under natural conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE