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Mycoplasma capricolum in an Outbreak of Polyarthritis and Pneumonia in Goats

Mycoplasma capricolum – ett utbrott av polyarthrit och pneumoni hos getter

Abstract

An outbreak of polyarthritis, pneumonia and mastitis was encountered in a herd of goats in northern Sweden. The most obvious clinical sign was lameness, progressing to recumbency. Necropsy revealed fibrinous and suppurative polyarthritis and in some kids interstitial pneumonia. Mycoplasmas were isolated from joints and lungs and also from the udder of a mastitic goat. The strains were identified as Mycoplasma capricolum, although extensive cross-reactions with antiserum against mycoplasma strain F38 was noted.

Sammanfattning

Ett utbrott av polyarthrit, pneumoni och mastit ägde rum i en getbesättning i norra Sverige. Dominerande symtom var hälta. I senare stadier kunde djuren ej resa sig. Vid Obduktion sågs fibrinös och suppurativ polyarthrit och i en del killingar interstitiell pneumoni. Mykoplasmer isolerades från leder och lungor och från juvret på en get med mastit. Stammarna identifierades som Mycoplasma capricolum. Kraftiga korsreaktioner med antiserum mot mykoplasma stam F38 förekom.

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Bölske, G., Msami, H., Humlesjö, N.E. et al. Mycoplasma capricolum in an Outbreak of Polyarthritis and Pneumonia in Goats. Acta Vet Scand 29, 331–338 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03548626

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Keywords

  • mycoplasmas
  • F38-like group
  • arthritis
  • caprine.
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