Mycoplasma agalactiae is one of the causal agents of classical contagious agalactia ca a serious economically important but neglected enzootic disease of small ruminants it occurs in many parts of the world and most notably in the mediterranean basin following the infection common complications are septicaemia mastitis arthritis pleurisy pneumonia and keratoconjunctivitis. Among the emergent infectious diseases caused by mycoplasma spp affecting domestic small ruminants in arid lands two of them stand out from the rest because of their health and socioeconomic repercussions 1 contagious caprine pleuropneumonia ccpp which mainly affects goats and exists in many african and asian countries chiefly linked to . This book is based on proceedings of a conference held in palermo italy it reviews some of the most important mycoplasma diseases of sheep goats and cattle including contagious bovine pleuropneumonia contagious agalactia and calf pneumonia which are listed by the oie because of their economic implications. Risk factors associated with mycoplasma agalactiae infection of small ruminants fj pena j hermozo de mendoza l gomezgenital lesions in an outbreak of caprine contagious agalactia caused by mycoplasma agalactiae and mycoplasma 1987 contagious agalactia and other mycoplasmal diseases of small ruminants agricultural commission of . Overview top of page mycoplasma agalactiae ma is considered the classical agent of contagious agalactia ca and is one of the principal mycoplasmoses of small ruminants and has also been reported in ibex gonzalez candela et al 2006 tardy et al 2012the disease in which one of the symptoms is agalactia is a complex syndrome mainly of mastitis arthritis and keratoconjunctivitis
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