Mycoplasmas in Swine

Swine can be infected with many different mycoplasmas. Some are important pathogens, causing significant health and welfare issues in pigs and major losses to the swine industry worldwide. Other mycoplasmas are not pathogenic for swine and can be considered commensals. This book provides up-to-date scientific, clinical and practical information of the most important pathogenic mycoplasmas in swine. Most emphasis has been placed on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae as the most economically important, but other pathogenic species like Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Mycoplasma hyosynoviae and Mycoplasma suis are also discussed.

Written by internationally renowned scientists and clinicians from all over the world, this book draws together in depth knowledge, expertise and experience in swine mycoplasmas to provide an evidence-based, academically rigorous and practical collection. It aims to serve the scientific and veterinary community and the swine industry worldwide.

Table of Contents

Table of contents

  • 1: Overview of the general characteristics and classification of porcine Mycoplasma species
  • 2: Diversity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains
  • 3: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae pathogenicity: the known and the unknown
  • 4: Epidemiology of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections
  • 5: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae clinical signs and gross lung lesions, including monitoring
  • 6: Immune responses against porcine Mycoplasma infections
  • 7: Interactions of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae with other pathogens and economic impact
  • 8: Diagnosis of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection and associated diseases
  • 9: General control measures against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections
  • 10: Antimicrobial treatment of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections
  • 11: Vaccines and vaccination against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
  • 12: Eradication of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae from pig herds
  • 13: Mycoplasma hyorhinis and Mycoplasma hyosynoviae in pig herds
  • 14: Mycoplasma suis infections in pigs

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