Mycoplasmas in Swine

May 2021
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  • Published
    20th May
  • ISBN 9781789249941
  • Language English
  • Pages 344 pp.
  • Size 7" x 10"

Swine can be infected with many different mycoplasmas. Some are important pathogens, causing significant health and welfare issues in pigs and major losses to the swine industry worldwide. Other mycoplasmas are not pathogenic for swine and can be considered commensals. This book provides up-to-date scientific, clinical and practical information of the most important pathogenic mycoplasmas in swine. Most emphasis has been placed on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae as the most economically important, but other pathogenic species like Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Mycoplasma hyosynoviae and Mycoplasma suis are also discussed.

Written by internationally renowned scientists and clinicians from all over the world, this book draws together in depth knowledge, expertise and experience in swine mycoplasmas to provide an evidence-based, academically rigorous and practical collection. It aims to serve the scientific and veterinary community and the swine industry worldwide.

Dominiek Maes

Dominiek Maes is full professor and head of the Unit of Porcine Health Management at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University Belgium. He is a specialist of the European College of Porcine Health Management. His main research area is on respiratory disease in pigs, with emphasis on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. He is a member of the International Organization of Mycoplasmology (IOM) and has been the chair of the porcine section of the International Research Programme on Comparative Mycoplasmology (IRPCM) within the IOM.

Marina Sibila

Marina Sibila is a researcher at Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) since 2004. This research center, located in Bellaterra (Barcelona), is the animal health program of Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA). Her research line is focused on swine respiratory diseases, mainly Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae among other pathogens. During these years, she has worked to expand the knowledge on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae epidemiology, animal model development, diagnostic tools assessment and evaluation of disease control strategies.

Maria Pieters

Maria Pieters is a faculty member at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Minnesota (UMN) in the United States. Veterinarian by training, she has dedicated more than 15 years of research efforts to aid defining and developing areas of diagnostics, epidemiology, and control of swine Mycoplasma species, with special interest on disease elimination. She is the principal investigator of the UMN Mycoplasma Research Laboratory and an active member of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology.

pigs; swine; porcine; mycoplasma; mycoplasma hyopneumoniae; veterinary pathology; disease epidemiology; immunology; economic impact of diseases; disease control; antimicrobials; vaccines; vaccination; mycoplasma hyorhinis; mycoplasma hyosynoviae; mycoplasma suis; infections