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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 91–95 | Cite as

A mycoplasma from acute contagious caprine pleuropneumonia in Kenya

  • K. J. MacOwan
  • Jean E. Minette
Article

Summary

A mycoplasma was isolated from acute caprine pleuropneumonia in Kenya. The organism could be differentiated serologically from the known strains of mycoplasma with which it was compared. When the organism was inoculated into goats it caused pleuropneumonia which was readily contagious, and from which the organism could be reisolated.

Keywords

Public Health Veterinary Medicine Pleuropneumonia Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia 
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Résumé

Un mycoplasme a été isolé d'un cas de pleuropneumonie aiguë de la chèvre au Kenya. Ce germe a pu être différencié sérologiquement des souches connues auxquelles il a été comparé. Lorsqu'il est inoculé à des chèvres saines, il provoque une pleuropneumonie réellement contagieuse et est réisolé à partir des lésions.

Resumen

Se aisló un micoplasma de casos agudos de pleuroneumonia caprina en Kenia. Los organismos se diferenciaron serologicamente de otras cepas conocidas de micoplasma con las cuales se compararon. Cuando los organismos se inocularon en cabras, la enfermedad se reprodujo y el organismo causal pudo aislarse nuevamente de los casos clínicos.

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© E. & S. Livingstone Ltd 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. MacOwan
    • 1
  • Jean E. Minette
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterinary Research LaboratoriesKabeteKenya

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