Mycoplasma infection of ducks and geese

L. Stipkovits, S. Szathmary

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Abstract

Production of ducks and geese in certain parts of the world is very important. Mycoplasma diseases cause significant losses to the duck and goose industry. This review summarizes the epidemiological, clinical, and pathomorphological characteristics of mycoplasma diseases of ducks and geese and the involvement of the various mycoplasma species in their pathogenesis. The role of mycoplasma infections in the development of clinical signs, pathological lesions, and mortality of challenged birds is demonstrated in challenge experiments. Transmission of mycoplasma in the ovary and eggs resulting in the reduction of egg production and an increase of embryo mortality has been shown in challenge experiments as well as in field studies. The susceptibility of many mycoplasma isolates of the most important mycoplasma species of duck and goose origin were tested and showed relatively high average minimum inhibitory concentrations of lincomycin, tilosin, oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline, and enrofloxacin but not for tiamulin. The successful treatment of mycoplasma infections with antibiotics in ducks and geese should be selected based on the minimum inhibitory concentration values against the mycoplasmas isolated from the flock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2812-2819
Number of pages8
JournalPoultry Science
Volume91
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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Keywords

  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Mycoplasma

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Mycoplasma infection of ducks and geese. / Stipkovits, L.; Szathmary, S.

In: Poultry Science, Vol. 91, No. 11, 11.2012, p. 2812-2819.

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