Mycoplasma-associated arthritis: Critical points for diagnosis

J. C. Gomes Neto, DVM; P. C. Gauger, DVM, MS; E. L. Strait, DVM, PhD; N. Boyes; D. M. Madson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP; K. J. Schwartz, DVM, MS

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Mycoplasma hyosynoviae and Mycoplasma hyorhinis are known causative agents of arthritis in postweaned swine. Data from the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory shows that diagnosis of M hyosynoviae- and M hyorhinis-associated arthritis has increased in swine in the Midwest United States. This diagnostic note summarizes disease characteristics of both pathogens and describes appropriate procedures to diagnose Mycoplasma-associated arthritis. An accurate diagnosis is critical to establishing effective treatment and prevention measures in affected herds.

Keywords: arthritis, Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Mycoplasma hyosynoviae

RIS citationCite as: Gomes Neto JC, Gauger PC, Strait EL, et al. Mycoplasma-associated arthritis: Critical points for diagnosis. J Swine Health Prod 2012;20(2):82-86.

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