Mycoplasma? Mesomycoplasma? Metamycoplasma? Which name is the right one?

Today, we are sharing an article on the new Mycoplasma spp. nomenclature written by Drs. Maria Pieters and Mitchell Balish.

Mycoplasma? Mesomycoplasma? Metamycoplasma?
Which name is the right one? Which one should be used?

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Evolution of Mycoplasma Elimination: A podcast

Podcasts are a perfect way to get caught up with new swine information! We are presenting you the latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

The ATM team and guests provide insights into achieving Mycoplasma elimination at the system level, and the lessons these experiences might have for other swine diseases. Joining the ATM team are Dr. Paul Yeske (Swine Vet Center) and Dr. Maria Pieters (University of Minnesota).

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Science page: Mycoplasma hyorhinis and conjunctivitis in pigs

This is our new Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

Key points from this week’s edition:

Conjunctivitis in pigs has been associated with various infectious agents, among them, Mycoplasma hyorhinis.
We investigated various outbreaks of conjunctivitis in pigs without apparent non-infectious predisposing factors.
Eye swabs and tissues from animals with conjunctivitis and non-affected contact pen mates were positive for M.hyorhinis by PCR and culture.
The exact role of Mycoplasmas in the development of conjunctivitis in pigs is still unclear.
The full report with pictures of the lesions is now available.