Bordetella and Mycoplasma respiratory infections in dogs and cats

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1992 Sep;22(5):1173-86. doi: 10.1016/s0195-5616(92)50308-4.


The consequences of B. bronchiseptica and mycoplasma infections in dogs and cats vary greatly. Only careful clinical judgment can dictate when to institute antimicrobial and other supportive treatments. Approaches to controlling diseases caused by these organisms should be tailored to meet individual needs. Management strategies that reduce natural exposure levels in the animal's environment and maintain active immunity to contagious components of disease have the highest likelihood of success.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bordetella Infections / veterinary*
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Cat Diseases*
  • Cats
  • Dog Diseases*
  • Dogs
  • Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / veterinary*