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Table 2 Prevalence of hemoplasmas in 227 cats from northern Italy (Novara Province). Significant differences are marked with equal letters (uppercase, P < 0.01; lowercase, P < 0.05)

From: Prevalence and molecular characterization of canine and feline hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) in northern Italy

Variables No. of dogs Hemoplasma (%) “CMhm” (%) Mhf (%) “CMt” (%)
Gender Female 119 3 (2.5)A 3 (2.5)B 0 (0.0)C 0 (0.0)D
Male 108 27 (25.0)A 25 (23.1)B 9 (8.3)C 11 (10.2) D
Age Young (≤ 1 year) 120 7 (5.8)E 7 (5.8)F 3 (2.5) 2 (1.7)g
Adult (> 1 year) 101 22 (21.8)E 20 (19.8)F 6 (5.9) 8 (7.9)g
Anemia Yes 31 8 (25.8)h 7 (22.6) 4 (12.9)i 3 (9.7)
No 196 22 (11.2)h 21 (10.7) 5 (2.5)i 8 (4.1)
FIV Positive 23 15 (65.2)L 13 (56.5)M 7 (30.4)N 7 (30.4)O
Negative 204 15 (7.4)L 15 (7.4)M 2 (1.0)N 4 (2.0)O
FeLV Positive 13 2 (15.4) 2 (15.4) 1 (7.7) 0 (0.0)
Negative 214 28 (13.1) 26 (12.1) 7 (3.3) 11 (5.1)
  1. Abbreviations: “CMhm”Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum”, Mhf Mycoplasma haemofelis, “CMt”Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis”, no number