Pneumonia associated with Mycoplasma spp in three cats

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-464
Journal / PublicationAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume76
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Mycoplasma spp were isolated in pure culture from bronchoalveolar lavage specimens from three cats with clinical, cytological and radiographic signs of bronchopneumonia or suppurative bronchitis. Predisposing factors were not identified in the first case, the second cat had oesophageal hypomotility, while the third cat had been exposed to cigarette smoke and had advanced periodontal disease. Respiratory signs resolved promptly and completely in all cases following antimicrobial therapy directed against mycoplasmas. Mycoplasma spp are possible causes of lower respiratory tract disease in cats and this should be considered when selecting empirical therapy for feline airway disease and pneumonia. In some situations mycoplasmas may behave as primary lower respiratory tract pathogens in cats.

Research Area(s)

  • Mycoplasmaspp, pneumonia, cats

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Pneumonia associated with Mycoplasma spp in three cats. / FOSTER, S F; BARRS, V R; MARTIN, P; MALIK, R.

In: Australian Veterinary Journal, Vol. 76, No. 7, 07.1998, p. 460-464.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review