Research Update CHF 03053-A MY1: Genome-wide Association Study to Investigate Genetic Markers for Antimicrobial Resistance in Mycoplasma cynos Associated with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease

We would like to thank AKC CHF for supporting our research on Mycoplasma cynos, which is an emerging respiratory bacterium in dogs. M. cynos is associated with kennel cough and may lead to fatal pneumonia. This bacterium is very complex, and lack of standardized diagnostic and knowledge on antibiotic therapy makes clinical management difficult. Since no vaccine is available, current treatment of M. cynos-associated outbreaks relies on antibiotics. However, the in vitro activity of antibiotics against M. cynos has never been studied and the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy for M. cynos disease is completely unknown. This may lead to unsuccessful treatment and antibiotic
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