Murine Respiratory Mycoplasmosis, Upper Respiratory Tract, Rat

  • Trenton R. Schoeb
  • J. Russell Lindsey
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


Some affected rats have mucopurulent nasal exudate or pink, porphyrin-tinted oculonasal discharge, but gross lesions in the upper respiratory tract are, in many cases, not detectable. Exudate can sometimes be found in the nasal passages, trachea, and tympanic cavities. These structures should be disturbed as little as possible during dissection and collection of specimens for culture so as to preserve the quality of the tissues for microscopic examination.


Nasal Passage Sendai Virus Tympanic Cavity Goblet Cell Hyperplasia Mycoplasma Gallisepticum 
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  • Trenton R. Schoeb
  • J. Russell Lindsey

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