Investigation of Mycoplasma agalactiae by Molecular Methods in Goat Bucks in West of Iran
The presence of asymptomatic carriers of Mycoplasma agalactiae in goat buck populations, and the internal presence of this microorganism in some of these animals, indicated that the ability of this micro-organism captive in contagious agalactiae to colonize in other locations such as the respiratory system or genitalia. This study was designed to detect the excretion Mycoplasma agalactiae in goat bucks reared in Iran, where the disease is considered endemic. A total of 196 samples which included semen (n=49), conjunctiva (n=49), nasal (n=49) and ear (n=49) of goat bucks were collected from July to September 2013. To avoid the introduction of goat bucks carrying Mycoplasma organisms sub clinically in samples were obtained from all candidate goat bucks for PCR, to detect the presence of Mycoplasma agalactiae. Of the samples tested, 31.12% were scored positive for Mycoplasma spp. and Mycoplasma agalactiae was detected in seventeen samples, conjunctival (6 positive sample), nasal (1 positive sample), ear (5 positive sample) and semen (5 positive sample). The results obtained in the present study confirm of Mycoplasma agalactiae in the semen, conjunctival, nasal and ear in goat bucks without clinical symptoms of contagious agalactiae infection. The presence of this agent in male goat is considered very risky in terms of reproductive disorders and contagious agalactiae outbreaks in endemic areas in Iran. This is the first report of Mycoplasma agalactiae in goat bucks without contagious agalactiae signs in Iran.
Seyed Ali Pourbakhsh,
Investigation of Mycoplasma agalactiae by Molecular Methods in Goat Bucks in West of Iran, Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
Vol. 2, No. 6,
2014, pp. 218-222.
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