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1 January 2008 Isolation and Characterization of Unusual Mycoplasma spp. from Captive Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) in Sicily
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Mycoplasmas have been isolated from birds of prey during clinical examinations, but their significance to the health of raptors is unclear. We report the isolation and characterization of four mycoplasmas found in the upper respiratory tract of four sick Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) that were housed in a Sicilian rehabilitation center at Ficuzza, near Palermo in Sicily, before reintroduction into the wild. These included Mycoplasma gallinarum, an unidentified mycoplasma highly similar to Mycoplasma glycophilum, and two unidentified mycoplasmas with similarities to Mycoplasma falconis and Mycoplasma gateae.

Loria, Ferrantelli, Giardina, Vecchi, Sparacino, Oliveri, McAuliffe, and Nicholas: Isolation and Characterization of Unusual Mycoplasma spp. from Captive Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) in Sicily
G. R. Loria, E. Ferrantelli, G. Giardina, L. Li Vecchi, L. Sparacino, F. Oliveri, L. McAuliffe, and R. A. J. Nicholas "Isolation and Characterization of Unusual Mycoplasma spp. from Captive Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) in Sicily," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(1), 159-163, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-44.1.159
Received: 5 December 2006; Published: 1 January 2008
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