Exposure of bighorn sheep to domestic goats colonized with Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae induces sub-lethal pneumonia

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Besser, Thomas E.; Cassirer, E. Frances; Potter, Kathleen A.; Foreyt, William J.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5462392, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178707
  • Subject: Molecular Biology | Research Article | Veterinary Diseases | Ruminants | Artificial Gene Amplification and Extension | Pneumonia | Animal Types | People and Places | Demography | Molecular Biology Techniques | Animals | Sheep | Polymerase Chain Reaction | Domestic Animals | Biology and Life Sciences | Veterinary Science | Goats | Research and Analysis Methods | Medicine | Pulmonology | Respiratory Infections | Vertebrates | Amniotes | Q | R | Mammals | Science | Organisms | Death Rates | Medicine and Health Sciences | Zoology

Background Bronchopneumonia is a population limiting disease of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) that has been associated with contact with domestic Caprinae. The disease is polymicrobial but is initiated by Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, which is commonly carried by both dom... View more
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