ISSN: 0973-7510

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Mohammad A. Hamad1 , Zahraa M. AL-Jumaa2, Ammar M. Al-Aalim1 and Mohammad T. Jaber Mayahi3
1University of Mosul, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Mosul, Iraq.
2University of Mosul, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Internal and Preventive Medicine, Mosul, Iraq.
3Forensic DNA Research and Training Center, AL-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2019, 13 (4): 2437-2443 | Article Number: 5876 | © The Author(s). 2019
Received: 25/09/2019 | Accepted: 05/11/2019 | Published: 19/12/2019

Mycoplasma bovis is a major pathogen in respiratory diseases of calves and cause an excessive economic loses. The current study was a goal to diagnoses bovine Mycoplasma and chiefly M. bovis from an outbreak of pneumonia in calves that occurred in Mosul city and mainly in Gogjaly village. Forty-two lung samples were collected from slaughtered and dead pneumonic calves in seven herds of imported calves. Extraction and amplification for DNA were conduct from all samples for diagnosis of Mycoplasma and M. bovis by PCR technique. The results have recorded the presence of Mycoplasma in 88.1% of examined lungs and M. bovis was diagnosed in 86.5% of the positive Mycoplasma samples. Finally the present study is the first local study at the moment which diagnoses Mycoplasma in general and mainly M. bovis from pneumonic calves, also according to the results it recommended the use of molecular techniques and principally PCR for the diagnosis of Mycoplasma and M. bovis.


Mycoplasma, Mycoplasma bovis, Pneumonia, PCR, Calves.

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