Disease & Impact

Annually Mycoplasma infections of livestock cause several hundred million losses in Europe. For instance, Mycoplasma infections in poultry lead to an estimated economic loss in the USA of $780 million. In Europe, M. bovis costs the cattle industry close to 144 million Euros per year, while M. hyopneumoniae is responsible for estimated losses to the swine industry of more than $200 million per year.