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A quick guide to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnostics

Microbiome studies in swine systems: Challenges and opportunities (Part 2)

Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog. Materials by Dr. Maria Pieters, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Maria Pieters, head of the MycoLab has created an online quick guide to help swine practitioners decide which sample type they should collect if they are looking for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. View the online quick guide.

The guide classifies the sample types on their sensitivity and if collected antemortem or postmortem:
  • Oropharyngeal swabs
  • Tonsillar swabs
  • Nasal swabs
  • Laryngeal swabs
  • Deep Tracheal swabs
  • Bronchial Lavage
  • Lung Tissue
Each sample type is linked to a page listing advantages and disadvantages of the technique along with a "How to Sample" video.
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