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Avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma synoviae)

Last Modified: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:09:12 GMT
Disease name Avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma synoviae)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Avian
Definition Avian mycoplasmosis is caused by several pathogenic mycoplasmas of which Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and M. synoviae (MS) are the most important; they are the only ones listed by the OIE. MG causes chronic respiratory disease of domestic poultry, especially in the presence of management stresses and/or other respiratory pathogens
Status in Ireland Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Present
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link