Isolation of Mycoplasma felis from a Serval (Felis serval) with Severe Respiratory Disease

J. D. Johnsrude, Mary M Christopher, N. P. Lung, M. B. Brown

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Abstract

We report cytologic observations and isolation of Mycoplasma felis in September 1992 from the lower respiratory tract of a 3-week-old captive serval (Felis serval) cub with pneumonia, in Florida (USA). Septic, neutrophilic inflammation with a large, monomorphic population of unique, pleomorphic, intracellular and extracellular rods was diagnosed from a transtracheal wash. Mycoplasma felis was the only bacterium isolated in significant numbers from the transtracheal wash.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-694
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume32
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1996

Keywords

  • Felis serval
  • Mycoplasma felis
  • Mycoplasmosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Serval
  • Transtracheal wash

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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