Wildlife–Livestock Host Community Maintains Mycoplasma conjunctivae

Infectious keratoconjunctivitis, caused by Mycoplasma conjunctivae, affects domestic and wild caprines, including Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) and domestic sheep and goats. This study assessed M. conjunctivae in the host community of the Natural Space of Sierra Nevada, southern Spain. The results suggest that the epidemiological role of wild ungulates should be considered in mountain ecosystems, as their mobility may contribute to the spread of IKC and other shared pathogens among spatially segregated livestock flocks.

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