Table 1

Number and distribution of ruminant mycoplasma species, identified by VIGIMYC between 2003 and 2008.

Ruminant hosts

(total number of strains)

Cattlea

(1142)

Goatsb

(664)

Sheepc

(137)

Ibexd

(61)


Mycoplasma species recovered

N

%

N

%

N

%

N


M. bovis

628

55

-

-

-

-

-

M. agalactiae

1

0.1

13

2

28

20.4

11

M. bovirhinis (o)

314

27.5

-

-

1

0.7

-

M. canis (p ?)

2

0.2

-

-

-

-

-

M. arginini (o ?)

162

14.1

65

10

92

67.1

4

M. alkalescens (p ?)

14

1.2

-

-

-

-

-

M. canadense (p ?)

5

0.4

-

-

-

-

-

M. bovigenitalium (o)

4

0.4

-

-

1

0.7

-

M. mycoides subsp. capri

4

0.4

281

42.3

6

4.4

43

M. mycoides subsp. mycoides SC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

M. capricolum subsp. capricolum

-

-

175

26.3

-

-

-

M. leachii

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

M. putrefaciens

-

-

104

15.5

-

-

-

M. yeatsii (o)

-

-

24

3.5

-

-

-

M. ovipneumoniae (p ?)

-

-

1

0.2

8

6

-

M. auris (o)

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

M. conjunctivae

-

-

1

0.2

-

-

-

Acholeplasma laidlawii (o)

8

0.7

-

-

1

0.7

-


Species for which the pathogenicity is unknown (p?) or that are opportunists (o) or putative opportunists (o?) are indicated. N = number of strains identified for each species. % = percentage of strains belonging to a mycoplasmal species in relation to the total number of mycoplasmal strains isolated from each farm species. - = zero.

a) Cattle: 1061 cultures were received from 857 outbreaks, of which 61 were negative (no mycoplasma or contamination by bacterial or fungi)

b) Goats: 611 cultures were received from 268 outbreaks, of which 45 were negative.

c) Sheep: 158 cultures were received from 113 outbreaks, of which 28 were negative.

d) Ibex: 74 cultures were received from ibex, of which 13 were negative.

Chazel et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2010 6:32   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-6-32

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