Isolation of mycoplasmas from experimental ferrets (Mustela putorius).

A total of 21 apparently healthy experimental ferrets, 8 males and 13 females, comprizing 1, 2 and 3 year-old animals were examined for Mycoplasmatales. Mycoplasmas were isolated from 17 samples of 21 oral cavities (81.0%), and from 2 of 21 nasal cavities (9.5%), but not from the prepuce or vagina of the animals. Neither ureaplasma nor acholeplasma was… (More)