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First Molecular Evidence for Mycoplasma haemocanis and Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum in Asymptomatic Shelter Dogs in Kyrgyzstan
Kursat ALTAY1, Mehmet Fatih AYDIN2, Ayperi AYTMIRZAKIZI3, Zarima JUMAKANOVA3, Ayday CUNUSOVA3, Nazir DUMANLI3
1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sivas Cumhuriyet, TR-58140 Sivas - TURKEY
2Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Karamanoglu Mehmetbey, TR-70100 Karaman - TURKEY
3Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, 720044, Bishkek - KYRGYZSTAN
4Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, TR-23119 Elazig - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.22196 Mycoplasma haemocanis (Mhc) and Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum (CMhp) have been investigated using species specific PCR and sequencing in 170 dogs from Kyrgyzstan. Maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) of the infection rates with 95% confidence intervals (CI) was calculated. The molecular prevalence of hemoplasma infection was 5.29% (CI 2.57-9.34). It was found that, five (2.94%, CI 1.06-6.22) samples were found to be infected with Mhc, one (0.59%, CI 0.03-2.57) sample with CMhp and three (1.76%, CI 0.44-4.52) samples with both species. These results demonstrate that dogs can be exposed to each haemoplasma species and provide first molecular evidence for these species in Kyrgyzstan. Keywords : Canine, Haemoplasmas, PCR, Kyrgyzstan