Mycoplasma Research Laboratory

Our goal is to promote research on animalMycoplasmas, especially Swine Mycoplasmas

Ongoing Research

  • Early detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae:
          Comparison of current methods
          Development of new assays
  • Improving the serological detection of swine Mycoplasmas
  • Development of a molecular based typing method for Mycoplasma hyorhinis

  • Investigating the genetic variability of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains circulating in US herds
  • Effect of sow and piglet medication on piglet colonization with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae

  • Characterization of Mycoplasma hyorhinis transmission and spread within endemically infected populations 
  • Intra-farm risk factors for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae colonization at weaning age
  • Investigating the epidemiology of Mycoplasma hyorhinis in sow farms
  • Dynamics of Mycoplasma hyosynoviae detection and clinical presentation
  • Effect of antibiotic treatment on the development of Haemophilus parasuis disease and seroconversion

Current Funding

Thanks to the funding agencies that support/have supported our research!

  • National Pork Board
  • Minnesota Pork Board
  • Swine Disease Eradication Center
  • Minnesota Agricultural Experimental Station
  • CAPES Foundation -Brazil
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
  • Novartis Animal Health
  • Zoetis
  • Pig Improvement Company (PIC)
  • Agroceres PIC
  • Pharmgate LLC