Herd-specific strains of Mycoplasma bovis in outbreaks of mycoplasmal mastitis and pneumonia

Aebi, Marlis; Bodmer, Michèle; Frey, Joachim; Pilo, Paola (2012). Herd-specific strains of Mycoplasma bovis in outbreaks of mycoplasmal mastitis and pneumonia. Veterinary microbiology, 157(3-4), pp. 363-368. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vetmic.2012.01.006

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Mycoplasma bovis causes severe economic losses in livestock production, particularly on the Northern American continent and more recently also in continental Europe. The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether the recently emerging outbreaks were due to a particular clone or strain of M. bovis or whether these outbreaks are due to multiple infectious strains of M. bovis. The study is based on the analysis M. bovis isolated from cattle of herds with outbreaks of mycoplasmal mastitis or pneumonia from geographically non related parts of Switzerland. M. bovis isolates were typed by insertion sequence (IS) element analysis based upon ISMbov1 and ISMbov2 southern-blot hybridization. We observed a strong divergence of M. bovis strains among affected herds which mostly were herd specific. This argues against the assumption that a recent infiltration of a particular clone of M. bovis is the cause of the perilous emerging outbreaks. The study suggests that transmission occurs from animal to animal most probably via milk.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Clinic for Ruminants
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Aebi, Marlis; Bodmer, Michèle; Frey, Joachim and Pilo, Paola

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0378-1135

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Stettler

Date Deposited:

27 Mar 2014 11:39

Last Modified:

07 Apr 2015 10:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.vetmic.2012.01.006

PubMed ID:

22306036

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.48560

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/48560

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