Mycoplasma Research Laboratory

Our goal is to promote research on animal Mycoplasmas, 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