1 Department of Cattle and Sheep Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, Partyzantów 57 Avenue, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
2 Animal and Plant Health Agency, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB, UK
3 European Bison Breeding Center, Białowieża National Park, Park Pałacowy 11, 17-230 Białowieża
4 Sub-Department of Internal Diseases of Farm Animals and Horses, Department and Clinic of Animal Internal Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences, Głęboka 30 Street, 20-612 Lublin, Poland
European bison (Bison bonasus) from two different areas of Eastern Poland showing gross pathology possibly associated with mycoplasma infections were tested for ruminant Mycoplasma species using serological and molecular methods. Fifty-five samples, blood or tissue were collected from 28 animals during 2013-2014. Six sera were positive for Mycoplasma bovis. The ELISA and complement fixation test for Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides gave a few weak reactions, but were negative by immunoblotting and molecular methods.
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