Learning objectives:

  • Describe the main differences between mycoplasmas and other bacteria.
  • Describe the clinical symptoms and host range of the four economically important species of Mycoplasma (M. gallisepticum, M. synoviae, M. meleagridis and M. iowae).
  • Discuss the main pathophysiological features of Mycoplasma infections in poultry.
  • Evaluate the main strategies used to control Mycoplasma in poultry.

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