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Seroepidemiological survey of sheep flocks from Northern Japan for Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae and Mycoplasma agalactiae

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Sheep flocks from Hokkaido, Iwate and Aomori, three northern prefectures of Japan, were screened for antibodies to Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae and Mycoplasma agalactiae by ELISA. Sixty four animals out of 246 (26%) were seropositive to M. ovipneumoniae, with positive results obtained from all three prefectures. None of the sera tested were serologically positive to M. agalactiae.

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We extend our thanks to all those who kindly helped us in the realization of this study and naturally all the farmers who agreed to participate in this study.

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Giangaspero, M., Nicholas, R.A.J., Hlusek, M. et al. Seroepidemiological survey of sheep flocks from Northern Japan for Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae and Mycoplasma agalactiae . Trop Anim Health Prod 44, 395–398 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-011-9952-8

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  • Epidemiology
  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
  • Japan
  • Mycoplasma agalactiae
  • Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae
  • Sheep