Dr. Maria Pieters, head of the MycoLab at the University of Minnesota has edited, in collaboration with Drs. Dominiek Maes and Marina Sibila, a newly published book on swine Mycoplasmas. Mycoplasmas in Swine provides up-to-date scientific, clinical and practical information useful to scientists and veterinarians alike. Most emphasis has been placed on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, as this is economically the most important Mycoplasma sp. in swine. However, other pathogenic species like Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Mycoplasma hyosynoviae and Mycoplasma suis are discussed.
Every chapter has been written by internationally renowned scientists and clinicians from all over the world; each with in depth knowledge, expertise and experience in the particular areas of swine Mycoplasmas. In total, more than 40 persons have contributed as authors including Drs. Paul Yeske, Alyssa Betlach, Sam Holst (Swine Vet Center), Drs. Derald Hotlkamp and Tanja Opriessnig (Iowa State University), as well as Dr. Joao Gomes-Neto (University of Nebraska – Lincoln).
The book aims to serve the scientific and veterinary community and the swine industry worldwide. It may be relevant for scientists from universities, research institutes and diagnostic laboratories, persons involved in veterinary and animal science education, swine practitioners, and veterinarians and health professionals working in industry.