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Mycoplasma bovis Infections—Occurrence, Diagnosis and Control

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Department of Cattle and Sheep Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, 57 Partyzantów Avenue, 24100 Pulawy, Poland
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The Oaks, Nutshell Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0HG, UK
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Pathogens 2020, 9(8), 640; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9080640
Received: 30 June 2020 / Revised: 4 August 2020 / Accepted: 4 August 2020 / Published: 6 August 2020
Mycoplasma bovis is a cause of bronchopneumonia, mastitis and arthritis but may also affect other main organs in cattle such us the eye, ear or brain. Despite its non-zoonotic character, M. bovis infections are responsible for substantial economic health and welfare problems worldwide. M. bovis has spread worldwide, including to countries for a long time considered free of the pathogen. Control of M. bovis infections is hampered by a lack of effective vaccines and treatments due to increasing trends in antimicrobial resistance. This review summarizes the latest data on the epizootic situation of M. bovis infections and new sources/routes of transmission of the infection, and discusses the progress in diagnostics. The review includes various recommendations and suggestions which could be applied to infection control programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mycoplasma bovis; cattle; disease; prevalence; control Mycoplasma bovis; cattle; disease; prevalence; control
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Dudek, K.; Nicholas, R.A.J.; Szacawa, E.; Bednarek, D. Mycoplasma bovis Infections—Occurrence, Diagnosis and Control. Pathogens 2020, 9, 640.

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