Mycoplasma bovis is an important cause of bovine respiratory disease, especially in young calves where it can also cause arthritis, tenosynovitis and otitis. During 2009 and 2010 a survey was carried out on carcasses of calves less than one month old sent to the Diagnostic Laboratory of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna in Brescia, regardless of the presence of lung lesions, to detect this pathogen. PCR tests for Mycoplasma spp. and M. bovis were applied. 83 out of 224 (37%) lung tissue samples examined were positive at PCR test for Mycoplasma spp.; in 64 cases of these we observed typical respiratory lesions (P< 0.001). M. bovis was identified in 26 out of 83 (31%) lung tissue samples positive at PCR test for Mycoplasma spp.; in 24 cases of these we observed typical respiratory lesions (P= 0.039). Our data demonstrate that presence of Mycoplasma spp. and M. bovis positively correlates with pneumonic lung lesions in young dairy calves

S. Giovannini, M.G. Zanoni, C. Salogni, S. Cinotti, G.L. Alborali (2013). Mycoplasma bovis infection in respiratory disease of dairy calves less than one month old. RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, 95, 576-579 [10.1016/j.rvsc.2013.05.008].

Mycoplasma bovis infection in respiratory disease of dairy calves less than one month old

CINOTTI, STEFANO;
2013

Abstract

Mycoplasma bovis is an important cause of bovine respiratory disease, especially in young calves where it can also cause arthritis, tenosynovitis and otitis. During 2009 and 2010 a survey was carried out on carcasses of calves less than one month old sent to the Diagnostic Laboratory of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna in Brescia, regardless of the presence of lung lesions, to detect this pathogen. PCR tests for Mycoplasma spp. and M. bovis were applied. 83 out of 224 (37%) lung tissue samples examined were positive at PCR test for Mycoplasma spp.; in 64 cases of these we observed typical respiratory lesions (P< 0.001). M. bovis was identified in 26 out of 83 (31%) lung tissue samples positive at PCR test for Mycoplasma spp.; in 24 cases of these we observed typical respiratory lesions (P= 0.039). Our data demonstrate that presence of Mycoplasma spp. and M. bovis positively correlates with pneumonic lung lesions in young dairy calves
2013
S. Giovannini, M.G. Zanoni, C. Salogni, S. Cinotti, G.L. Alborali (2013). Mycoplasma bovis infection in respiratory disease of dairy calves less than one month old. RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, 95, 576-579 [10.1016/j.rvsc.2013.05.008].
S. Giovannini;M.G. Zanoni;C. Salogni;S. Cinotti;G.L. Alborali
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