Mycoplasmas Associated with Caprine Pneumonia in the Sudan

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2015-06-23
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Isam El Din Abdel Mageed, Abdel Mageed
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UOFK
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The present study was concerned with isolation, characterization and pathogenicity of mycoplasmas from pneumonic goats. Of all samples examined culturally for presence of mycoplasmas, 15 isolates were recorded. These were identified as mycoplasmas according to generally accepted biological criteria. According to biochemical and serological tests, the isolates fell into two groups. None of the isolates in these groups was related to the SGPI strain isolated by fellow workers from pneumonic goat in the Sudan. While 13 members or one group were identified as Mycoplasma arginini, two members of another group remain unidentified. Pathogenicity studies showed that only the SGPI strain was pathogenic to goats, causing a disease similar to field cases of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia. The disease could readily be transmitted by contact between experimentally inoculated and healthy goats.
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Associated with Caprine Pneumonia in the Sudan
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