This paper presents data about the isolation of members of the order Mycoplasmatales from material of goose origin. Acholeplasma laidlawii strains were isolated from 2 to 8 day old goslings with heavy fibrinous airsacculitis, peritonitis and perihepatitis. Losses reached 30% of the flock by the end of the 8th week of age. Acholeplasma axanthum strains were detected in goose-embryos that died on the 13th day of incubation. A significant loss (up to 60%) of embryos was observed in the flock and some layers died showing fibrinous peritonitis, salpingitis and abdominal airsacculitis. Mycoplasma gallinarum also was isolated from goose-embryo fibroblast tissue cultures. All strains except A. laidlawii caused cytoplasmic vacuolization and intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in goose-embryo fibroblast tissue cultures. The alteration observed in chicken-embryo fibroblast cell cultures were similar; in addition, the A. laidlawii caused a marked pycnosis of the cells.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Animals
- Animal Science and Zoology
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)