Investigations into the Epidemiology of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia: The Persistence of Mycoplasma Mycoides Sub-Species Mycoides in Placenta, Urine and Hay

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1977
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Windsor R.S
Masiga W.N
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The persistence of Mycoplasma mycoides sub-species mycoides (M. mycoides) in placental membranes, urine and hay under simulated natural conditions was investigated. It was found that the organism could be recovered from placental membranes for up to 72 hours. There was some indication that the organisms had multiplied. Under shade conditions M. mycoides in bovine urine decreased in titre from 1010 to 106/ml over a period of 96 hours, but when exposed to direct sunlight the organisms died within 24 hours. It was found that death resulted from increased tonicity of urine and the role of U-V rays in sunlight was minimal.
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Bulletin Of Animal Health And Production In Africa, XXV (No. 4), p. 357-370
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