Serological study of contagious agalactia in herds of goats in the Canary Islands
An indirect ELISA, using local strains of Mycoplasma agalactiae and Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides large colony (MmmLc), was applied to evaluate the seroprevalence of M agalactiae and MmmLc in flocks of goats on each of the Canary Islands. In total 3890 samples of serum were collected from 204 flocks. The results indicated that the seroprevalence of both organisms is high on all the islands; average values of 55 per cent and 67 per cent were recorded, respectively, for M agalactiae and MmmLc.
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