29. Mycoplasma Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén3,4,
  2. J. Paul Duff5 and
  3. Anna Meredith6
  1. Robin A. J. Nicholas MSc, PhD, FRCPath, Mycoplasma Group1 and
  2. Marco Giacometti PhD, Dr Med Vet2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch29

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Nicholas, R. A. J. and Giacometti, M. (2012) Mycoplasma Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 4

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 5

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 6

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Animal Health and Veterinary, Laboratories Agency (Weybridge), Weybridge, UK

  2. 2

    Wildvet Projects, Stampa, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • mycoplasma infections;
  • mycoplasmas of class Mollicutes, wall-less bacteria;
  • mycoplasma diseases in animals, respiratory signs, arthritis/mastitis;
  • small ruminants, and mycoplasmal diseases;
  • IKC aetiology in chamois/wild Caprinae, not clearly understood;
  • individual chamois and ibex, IKC and spontaneous recovery;
  • IKC, herd contagious, M. conjunctivae in ocular effusions;
  • wild Caprinae, spontaneous recovery in disease;
  • PCR assay, rapid M. conjunctivae direct detection;
  • diagnostic, TaqMan real-time PCR, on lipoprotein gene lppS


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mycoplasmas Infection of Wild Small Ruminants

  • Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis in Caprinae

  • Mycoplasmas of Birds

  • Mycoplasma Infections of Aquatic Mammals

  • Other Mycoplasma Infections

  • References