A comparison of the effect of tiamulin hydrogen fumarate and tylosin tartrate on mycoplasmas of ruminants and some animal ureaplasmas

László Stipkovits, Zsuzsanna Varga, Georg Laber, Josef Böckmann

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Abstract

The in vitro efficacy of tiamulin was compared to that of tylosin against 7 bovine, 7 ovine and 3 caprine mycoplasma strains isolated from various organs and belonging to different species, as well as 7 ureaplasma strains cultured from cattle, sheep, swine, chickens and turkeys. The minimal mycoplasmacidal concentrations of tiamulin varied between 0.01 and 10.0 μg ml-1, while tylosin proved to be active in concentrations of 0.5 and 100.0 μg ml-1. Five of mycoplasma strains showed identical sensitivities to both antibiotics while all other strains, including the ureaplasmas, were sensitive to tiamulin at concentrations 5-5000-times lower than tylosin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-153
Number of pages7
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)

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