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 Volume 25 (7):459-464, 2021.

Prevalence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in poultry from Iraq.


Ansam Khalid Mohammed and Dalia Abd-Al-Kareem Abd-Al-Shaheed


Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq.




Mohammed AS, Abd-Al-Shaheed D., Prevalence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in poultry from Iraq, Onl J Vet Res., 25 (7):459-464, 2021. We report prevalence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in 200 broilers and chickens presented with respiratory symptoms at various veterinary clinics (Iraq) during Winter 2020. Samples of trachea, air sac, lung, nasal discharge, cloaca, cleft and oviduct samples were cultured in PPLO media and broth. We found overall prevalence of 9% with ~15% in air sac, ~10% in trachea, nasal swabs and oviduct but only ~5% in lung tissue and none in cloaca.  Mycoplasma on PPLO agar appeared as typical fried egg colonies by Diene’s stain.


Keyword: Mycoplasma gallisepticum, isolation, PPLO, Iraq.