Mycoplasma agalactiae detected in the semen of goat bucks.

@article{Fe2009MycoplasmaAD,
  title={Mycoplasma agalactiae detected in the semen of goat bucks.},
  author={Christian de la Fe and Joaqu{\'i}n Amores and Amparo G{\'o}mez Mart{\'i}n and Aurora S{\'a}nchez and Antonio Favela Contreras and Juan Carlos Corrales},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 9},
  pages={
          1278-81
        }
}
Contagious agalactia (CA) is among the most significant diseases affecting small ruminant populations in Mediterranean countries. This study was designed to detect the excretion in semen of CA-causing mycoplasmas in goats (Capra hircus) reared in Spain, where the disease is considered endemic. Culture techniques and PCR were conducted on 147 semen samples collected from 113 goat bucks to detect mycoplasmas. No animal showed clinical symptoms of CA at the moment of the screening. M. agalactiae… CONTINUE READING

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