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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the occurrence of , and spp., in relation to clinical signs of respiratory disease. Tracheobronchial lavage samples were collected from 96 (healthy and unhealthy) cattle in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. spp. (12.5 %) and (15.50 %) were the most prevalent species. sp., sp., , , and were also isolated. (70.83 %), (2.94 %) and (38.23 %) were identified using conventional PCR. Submassive sound on acoustic percussion of the thorax was associated with the absence of =0.025). Whistling (=0.076) and coarse crackle (=0.046) were associated with the absence of . Clear sound on acoustic percussion of the thorax was associated with the absence of (=0.007). Coughing was associated with the presence of [=0.035; confidence interval (CI), 1.12–26.89], but its absence was associated with mucopurulent (=0.0215; CI, 1.55–34.5) and mucoid nasal discharge (=0.068; CI, 19–28.5), submassive sound (=0.031; CI, 1.23–75.5), fine crackle (=0.058; CI, 1.23–20.1) and coarse crackle (=0.046; CI, 2.38–70.8). The high prevalence of and spp. in unhealthy calves increases the importance of these micro-organisms in the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases. This study increases the information about the role of in respiratory diseases. Differences in some species in relation to clinical signs can be applied as a presumptive diagnosis.

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