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Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Dokumentart: Originalarbeit

Publikationsjahr: 2016

AutorInnen: Franz, S; Spergser, J; Schwendenwein, I; Stanitznig, A; Lambacher, B; Tichy, A; Wittek, T

Titel: Zum Vorkommen von „Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae“ bei klinisch unauffälligen Neuweltkameliden in Österreich.

Titelvariante: "Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae" infections in clinically asymptomatic Austrian South American Camelids.

Quelle: Berl Munch Tierarztl (129), 7-8 318-322.

Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:

Franz Sonja
Lambacher Bianca
Schwendenwein Ilse
Spergser Joachim
Stanitznig Anna
Tichy Alexander
Wittek Thomas

Beteiligte Vetmed-Organisationseinheiten
Institut für Mikrobiologie
Klinische Abteilung für Wiederkäuermedizin
Plattform Bioinformatik und Biostatistik
Plattform Labordiagnostik

Reports of CMhl infections in South American Camelids in Europe are only available from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Knowing that CMhl infections can lead to severe disease resulting in death if combined with other diseases or stress, it was the aim of this study to assess prevalence data from camelids in Austria. In comparison to the previous studies a representative number of camelids was investigated nationwide. Data were assessed due to differences in geographical region, age, sex, species, and origin. A relatively high prevalence of 25.8% was recorded. CMhl was detected significantly more often in alpacas (Vicunja pacos) than in llamas (Lama glama) and more frequently in animals younger than 2 years. Additionally regional differences have been observed, which might be due to climatic differences and/or variations in insect vectors. In this study apperantly clinical healthy animals were shown to be infected with CMhl. Camelids infected with CMhl are a pathogen reservoir. The results of this study indicate different risk levels of infection between llamas and alpacas and between younger and older animals. The data presented underline the necessity of further studies on CMhlI infections in South American Camelids.

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