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- Vähänikkilä, Nella, et al. Show all 12 Authors
- BMC veterinary research 2019 v.15 no.1 pp. 86
- DNA; Mycoplasma agalactiae; Mycoplasma bovis; analytical specificity; cattle diseases; detection limit; genes; herds; mastitis; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; respiratory tract diseases; veal calves; Europe
- ... BACKGROUND: Several species-specific PCR assays, based on a variety of target genes are currently used in the diagnosis of Mycoplasma bovis infections in cattle herds with respiratory diseases and/or mastitis. With this diversity of methods, and the development of new methods and formats, regular performance comparisons are required to ascertain diagnostic quality. The present study compares PCR m ...
- Vähänikkilä, Nella, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Veterinary microbiology 2018 v.216 pp. 60-66
- Mycoplasma bovis; antibiotics; artificial insemination; bulls; cattle industry; cows; dairy herds; epidemiological studies; estrus; farms; financial economics; insemination; mastitis; pathogens; semen; semen extenders; straw
- ... Mycoplasma bovis infections are responsible for substantial economic losses in the cattle industry, have significant welfare effects and increase antibiotic use. The pathogen is often introduced into naive herds through healthy carrier animals.In countries with a low prevalence of M. bovis, transmission from less common sources can be better explored as the pathogen has limited circulation compare ...