Upper respiratory tract disease in the gopher tortoise is caused by Mycoplasma agassizii.

  title={Upper respiratory tract disease in the gopher tortoise is caused by Mycoplasma agassizii.},
  author={Mary Brown and Grace S McLaughlin and Paul A. Klein and B C Crenshaw and Isabella M Schumacher and Daniel R. Brown and Elliott R. Jacobson},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={37 7},
Upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) has been observed in a number of tortoise species, including the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Clinical signs of URTD in gopher tortoises are similar to those in desert tortoises and include serous, mucoid, or purulent discharge from the nares, excessive tearing to purulent ocular discharge, conjunctivitis, and edema of the eyelids and ocular glands. The objectives of the present study were to determine… CONTINUE READING


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