Mycoplasma Infection Of Geese I. Incidence Of Mycoplasmas And Acholeplasmas In Geese

L. Stipkovits, A. A. El-Ebeedy, J. Kisary, Lea Varga

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalAvian Pathology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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