Experimental Respiratory Infection of Goats with Mycoplasma arginini and Pasteurella haemolytica A2
Saad, Mohd Zamri, A., Azri, A. B., Nurida and Abdul Rahman, Sheikh Omar (1994) Experimental Respiratory Infection of Goats with Mycoplasma arginini and Pasteurella haemolytica A2. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 17 (3). pp. 239-242. ISSN 0126-6128
Twenty-one healthy local goats of about eight months old were divided into four groups consisting of six animals in groups 1, 2 and 3 and three animals in group 4. Goats in groups 1 and 2 were inoculated intratracheally with Mycoplasma arginini. Goats in group 2 were inoculated again with Pasteurella haemolytica A2 six days later. Goats in group 3 were inoculated intratracheally with P. haemolytica A2 alone while goats in group 4 received intratracheal inoculation ofPBS. The goats were euthanised at day 1, 3 and 7 post inoculation with P. haemolytica. Four goats in group 1 and three goats in group 3 had small patches of mild pneumonic lesions. Goats in group 2 had severe lung lesions typical of pneumonic pasteurellosis at the anteroventral region of the lungs. None of the goats in group 4 had pulmonary lesions. P. haemolytica was reisolated from all goats in group 2 and from three goats in group 3 but M. arginini was not reisolated.
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