Mycoplasma bovis and otitis in dairy calves in the United Kingdom

Alden P. Foster*, Roger D. Naylor, Neil M. Howie, Robin A. J. Nicholas, Roger D. Ayling, Aiden P Foster

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Signs of severe otitis media in 20% of dairy calves on one farm were associated with Mycoplasma bovis infection, based on isolation from the external ear canal and nares. Affected calves seroconverted to M. bovis and no other significant bacteria were isolated. Infection was considered likely to have originated from cows in the milking herd based on evidence of seroconversion and detection of infection in a milk sample. M. bovis infection Should be considered when investigating otitis problems in calves. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-457
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


  • Mycoplasma bovis
  • Otitis media
  • Dairy calf

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