MG soil survival

Mark94

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Hey everyone!

My question is simple, how long does MG survive on the soil where infected chickens used to be?
 
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Eggcessive

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MG or mycoplasma gallisepticum only lasts in the environment for about 3 days. It may live a bit longer in frozen droppings. Usually with removal of the infected birds, cleaning the equipment, and waiting a few weeks, it is safe to start over with new healthy chicks. Here is a good article with some info:
https://extension.umaine.edu/livestock/poultry/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-faq/
 

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dawg53

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Do you by chance know how long MS and ILTV last in the soil?
MG/MS lasts in the environment for 3 days. Here's a good link:
https://athenaeum.libs.uga.edu/bitstream/handle/10724/18970/1100.pdf?sequence=1

As far as ILT goes, it is a fragile virus in the environment. However it is still infectious in feces, feathers etc.
Here is info on ILT: Scroll down to "Field virus survival and inactivation."
https://www.oie.int/doc/ged/D9312.PDF

Here's another link: Scroll down to "Prevention" and read the last paragraph:
https://extension.psu.edu/infectious-laryngotracheitis-ilt-in-poultry
 
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