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dc.contributorDarghouth, Mohamed Azizen_US
dc.contributorOmri, Houdaen_US
dc.contributorSouidi, Khemaisen_US
dc.contributorRekik, Mouraden_US
dc.contributorGharbi, Mohameden_US
dc.creatorRijeibi, Mohammeden_US
dc.identifier.citationMohammed Rijeibi, Mohamed Aziz Darghouth, Houda Omri, Khemais Souidi, Mourad Rekik, Mohamed Gharbi. (8/6/2015). First molecular isolation of Mycoplasma ovis from small ruminants in North Africa. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 82 (1).en_US
dc.description.abstractEperythrozoonosis is a small ruminant disease caused by the bacterium Mycoplasma ovis (formerly known as Eperythrozoon ovis). Whilst acute infection in sheep may result in an anaemia and ill thrift syndrome, most animals do not develop clinical signs. Molecular methods were used to compare and evaluate the prevalence of infection with M. ovis in sheep and goats in Tunisia. A total of 739 whole blood samples from 573 sheep and 166 goats were tested for the M. ovis 16S rRNA gene using PCR. The overall prevalence was 6.28% ± 0.019 (36/573). Only sheep were infected with M. ovis (p < 0.001), and the prevalence was significantly higher in central Tunisia (29.2%) compared with other regions (p < 0.05). The prevalence revealed significant differences according to breed and bioclimatic zones (p < 0.001). Furthermore, the prevalence in young sheep (35/330; 10.6%) was higher than in adults (1/243; 0.41%) (p < 0.001). Only sheep of the Barbarine breed were infected, with a prevalence of 11.8% (p < 0.001). This is the first molecular study and genetic characterisation of M. ovis in North African sheep breeds.en_US
dc.sourceOnderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research;82,(2015)en_US
dc.subjectmycoplasma ovisen_US
dc.titleFirst molecular isolation of Mycoplasma ovis from small ruminants in North Africaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idRekik, Mourad: 0000-0001-7455-2017en_US
cg.subject.agrovocsmall ruminantsen_US
cg.contributor.centerManouba University, National School of Veterinary Medicine of Sidi Thabet - ENMVen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe Institution of Research and Higher Agricultural Education - IRESAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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