A total of 473 sera from hens of different age groups and different breeds and a total of 430 eggs were collected from 11 breeders and egg producers in the districts of Adapazarı, Afyon, Ankara and Konya. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), heat-extract (HE) and flagella antigens were tested in the standardizing ELISA technique. Flagella antigen was found useful in the screening of field samples. Of the 48 (10.2%) rapid plate agglutination positive sera, 7 were negative in ELISA. One hundred and seventy-three (36.6%) of the 473 sera and 76 (17.7%) of the 430 egg yolks were found to be positive with ELISA. Forty-one (23.7%) of the ELISA positive sera were also positive in the rapid plate agglutination test.
ELISA, Salmonella enteritidis, serum, chicken, egg yolk
ALTAY, GÜLAY and YARDIMCI, HAKAN (2001) "Detection of Antibodies Against Salmonella Enteritidis in Chicken Serum and Egg Yolk with ELISA," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 25: No. 6, Article 25. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol25/iss6/25