“Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections in pigs: update on epidemiology and control”
Track: Respiratory Diseases
ummary: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae), the primary pathogen of enzootic pneumonia, occurs worldwide and causes major economic losses to the pig industry. The organism adheres to and damages the ciliated epithelium of the respiratory tract. M. hyopneumoniae is primarily introduced into a herd by purchasing (subclinically) infected animals and/or, less frequently, by airborne transmission within short distances.