Article Text

Increased severity of calf pneumonia associated with the appearance of Mycoplasma bovis in a rearing herd
  1. RN Gourlay,
  2. LH Thomas and
  3. SG Wyld
  1. Agricultural and Food Research Council Institute for Animal Health, Compton Laboratory, Newbury, Berkshire.

Abstract

An increase in deaths in calves from respiratory disease from an average of 9.7 per year to 36.5 per year corresponded with the isolation of Mycoplasma bovis from the lungs. It is suggested that this mycoplasma enhanced the severity of the disease which was normally present on the farm. The characteristic microscopic lesion and demonstration of M bovis by immunoperoxidase labelling could be useful aids to diagnosis.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

      Request permissions

      If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.