BVPA - Mycoplasma management in gamebird - version 2

19th March 2019

The BVPA gamebird Mycoplasma project has confirmed that Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) plays a central role in respiratory disease in pheasants and partridges. Its effects vary depending on the presence of other factors.

These include the presence of other infectious agents (viruses, bacteria) affecting the respiratory tract, other intercurrent diseases that can stress the birds and also a range of non-infectious factors.

Many of these non-infectious factors relate to the management of the birds, including stocking density, hygiene, feeding, origin of the birds, whether birds from different sources are mixed etc.

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