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1 October 2002 ANTIBODIES AGAINST MYCOPLASMA BOVIGENITALIUM IN FREE-LIVING EUROPEAN BISON (BISON BONASUS) WITH BALANOPOSTHITIS
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Since 1980 severe chronic balanoposthitis has been observed in free-living European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Bialowiez a Primeval Forest (Poland). Sera of 50 bison with balanoposthitis and 48 clinically healthy male and 49 female bison were investigated for antibodies against Mycoplasma bovis and M. bovigenitalium by western blot analysis. Prevalence of antibodies against M. bovigenitalium was significantly higher in bison with balanoposthitis than in unaffected male bison. Mycoplasma bovigenitalium may play a role in the pathogenesis of balanoposthitis in European bison.

Thiede, Spergser, Rosengarten, Jakob, Streich, Krasińska, and Frölich: ANTIBODIES AGAINST MYCOPLASMA BOVIGENITALIUM IN FREE-LIVING EUROPEAN BISON (BISON BONASUS) WITH BALANOPOSTHITIS
Svenja Thiede, Joachim Spergser, Renate Rosengarten, Willi Jakob, Wolf Jürgen Streich, Margorzata Krasińska, and Kai Frölich "ANTIBODIES AGAINST MYCOPLASMA BOVIGENITALIUM IN FREE-LIVING EUROPEAN BISON (BISON BONASUS) WITH BALANOPOSTHITIS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 38(4), (1 October 2002). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-38.4.760
Received: 21 November 2001; Published: 1 October 2002
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