Journal article

A 25-year retrospective study of Chlamydia psittaci in association with equine reproductive loss in Australia

Rumana Akter, Fiona M Sansom, Charles M El-Hage, James R Gilkerson, Alistair R Legione, Joanne M Devlin

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY | MICROBIOLOGY SOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Introduction. Chlamydia psittaci is primarily a pathogen of birds but can also cause disease in other species. Equine reproductive loss caused by C. psittaci has recently been identified in Australia where cases of human disease were also reported in individuals exposed to foetal membranes from an ill neonatal foal in New South Wales.Hypothesis/Gap Statement. The prevalence of C. psittaci in association with equine reproductive over time and in different regions of Australia is not known.Aim. This study was conducted to detect C. psittaci in equine abortion cases in Australia using archived samples spanning 25 years.Methodology. We tested for C. psittaci in 600 equine abortion cases reported..

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