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Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

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Molecular Epidemiologic Investigations of Mycoplasma gallisepticum Conjunctivitis in Songbirds by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analyses

David H. Ley*, J. Edward Berkhoff*, and Sharon Levisohn†
Author affiliations: *College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; †Visiting Research Scientist, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet Dagan, Israel

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MG isolates have been made from songbirds with clinical signs and gross lesions characterized by mild to severe unilateral or bilateral conjunctival and periorbital swelling with serous to mucopurulent drainage and nasal exudate. Typical gross lesions in a) a female house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) (photo courtesy of D. Earl Green, State of Maryland, Department of Agriculture, College Park, MD) and b) an American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) (photo by K. Joyner, College of Veterinary Medicine

Figure 1. MG isolates have been made from songbirds with clinical signs and gross lesions characterized by mild to severe unilateral or bilateral conjunctival and periorbital swelling with serous to mucopurulent drainage and nasal exudate. Typical gross lesions in a) a female house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) (photo courtesy of D. Earl Green, State of Maryland, Department of Agriculture, College Park, MD) and b) an American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) (photo by K. Joyner, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC).

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