Prevalence and molecular characterization of canine and feline hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) in northern Italy

@inproceedings{Ravagnan2017PrevalenceAM,
  title={Prevalence and molecular characterization of canine and feline hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) in northern Italy},
  author={Silvia Ravagnan and E Carli and Eleonora Piseddu and Graziana da Rold and Elena Porcellato and Claudia Zanardello and Antonio Carminato and Marta Vascellari and Gioia Capelli},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2017}
}
Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas), the agents of infectious anemia, have been reported in dogs and cats. Little data are available on hemoplasma infections in Italy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the species of hemoplasmas and their prevalence in dogs and cats of northern Italy. Blood samples were obtained from 117 candidate blood donor dogs, 278 free-roaming dogs and 227 free-roaming cats in 2014 and 2015. Samples were first screened for hemoplasmas with a SYBR green real time PCR… CONTINUE READING
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