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Mycoplasma bovis Infections in Cattle
Article first published online: 11 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 772–783, July/August 2011
How to Cite
Maunsell, F.P., Woolums, A.R., Francoz, D., Rosenbusch, R.F., Step, D.L., Wilson, D.J. and Janzen, E.D. (2011), Mycoplasma bovis Infections in Cattle. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 25: 772–783. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2011.0750.x
- Issue published online: 20 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 11 JUL 2011
- Submitted April 28, 2011; Revised May 10, 2011; Accepted May 11, 2011.
- Otitis media;
Mycoplasma bovis is a pathogen causing respiratory disease, otitis media, arthritis, mastitis, and a variety of other diseases in cattle worldwide. It is increasingly recognized by the veterinary and livestock communities as having an important impact on the health, welfare, and productivity of dairy and beef cattle. M. bovis diseases can be difficult to diagnose and control because of inconsistent disease expression and response to treatments and vaccines, and large gaps in our understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of these diseases. There are limited data on which to base evidence-based decisions for treatment and control, and the literature contains differing clinical biases and opinions. This document is intended for veterinarians dealing with cattle and is focused on the cattle production systems of North America. The goal of the consensus statement panel was to encourage an evidence-based approach to M. bovis problems. The scientific literature was critically reviewed, including peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews obtained by database searches using the terms “Mycoplasma bovis” or “mycoplasma + cattle.” Where other data were lacking, conference proceedings were reviewed as a source of expert opinion.