Mycoplasmas

Mycoplasmas differ from other bacteria in that they do not have a cell wall. Many species of mycoplasma are part of the natural microflora of mucous membranes. Certain species may be involved in the development of certain diseases.

Contact

MVDr. Eva Patrasová
+420 770 147 408
eva.patrasova@svupraha.cz

Description

Mycoplasmas are detected by culture or PCR. The material to be tested is swabs taken from mucous membranes or organs of dead or killed animals. Culture takes 7-10 days.

If the test is positive for Mycoplasma spp., the species of mycoplasma can be determined by sequencing.

Mycoplasmas may be involved in canine pneumonia (M. cynos) or urogenital infections (M. canis, M. spumans).
Mycoplasma canis can cause infertility in bitches and dogs, miscarriages or birth of weak puppies.

Mycoplasmas can cause conjunctivitis and pneumonia in cats (M. felis).

Mycoplasmas in birds can cause inflammation of the respiratory tract, air sacs and joints (M. gallisepticum, M. synoviae, M. meleagridis).

Mycoplasmas in pigs cause inflammation of the serosa and joints, rhinitis and pneumonia (M. hyorhinis, M. hyosynoviae, M. hyopneumoniae).

Bakteriology

MVDr. Kateřina Kučerová
+420 770 118 907
katerina.kucerova@svupraha.cz

Bakteriology

MVDr. Tomáš Černý
+420 770 118 912
tomas.cerny@svupraha.cz

Bacteriology

MVDr. Ilona Parmová
+420 770 118 908
ilona.parmova@svupraha.cz

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FAQ

What medium should I use for specimen collection and transport?

For culture testing, samples should be collected on Amies transport medium.
Samples for PCR testing must be sent on a charcoal-free swab.