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Sheep and goats
Can vaccines for contagious agalactia reduce disease progression in infected animals: a preliminary study?
  1. Guido Ruggero Loria1,
  2. Roberto Puleio1,
  3. Stefano Agnello1,
  4. Gavino Marogna2 and
  5. Robin A J Nicholas3
  1. 1 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
  2. 2 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy
  3. 3 The Oaks, Farnham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robin A J Nicholas; robin.a.j.nicholas{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors GRL is the project leader responsible for planning the work and drafting the paper. RP was responsible for sampling handling and diagnostic work. SA is the local public veterinarian who identified the outbreak and carried out the treatment and vaccination. GM is an expert from Sardinia who provided consultancy and performed some diagnostic tests. RAJN is an advisor to the IZS Sicily on mycoplasma diseases and completed the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors GRL is the project leader responsible for planning the work and drafting the paper. RP was responsible for sampling handling and diagnostic work. SA is the local public veterinarian who identified the outbreak and carried out the treatment and vaccination. GM is an expert from Sardinia who provided consultancy and performed some diagnostic tests. RAJN is an advisor to the IZS Sicily on mycoplasma diseases and completed the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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