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Detection of Mycoplasma synoviae in clinically normal pheasants
  1. J. M. Bradbury, BSc, MSc,PhD1,
  2. C. A. Yavari, BSc1 and
  3. C. M. Dare1
  1. 1 University of Liverpool, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Leahurst, Neston CH64 7TE


Mycoplasma synoviae was isolated from the tracheas of seven clinically normal pheasants found in the vicinity of a chicken farm infected with M synoviae, but not from 120 pheasants and partridges with respiratory disease. When specimens were examined by the polymerase chain reaction only two additional pheasants infected with M synoviae were identified, one healthy and one diseased.

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