Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, the primary agent of enzootic pneumonia (EP), is one of the most important pathogens involved in respiratory disease in pigs. Elimination of the organism from infected herds is difficult to achieve and to maintain, and therefore, most efforts are directed towards control of the disease. The present article discusses some aspects of the epidemiology and the control of M. hyopneumoniae with emphasis on the interactions with other pathogens.
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