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Publication Epizootic of Chlamydia psittaci infection in goats in Taiwan  

Update Date: [2013-11-13]

NO.: 33
 
Reportno.

AHRI report No.33

Topic

Epizootic of Chlamydia psittaci infection in goats in Taiwan 

 

Department

Taiwan Animal Health Reseaxdi Institut

Author Y.K. UaoY. Chain;Y.S, LuJ. LiJ. Tsai.P. Lion
Summary

Epiaotic a&rtion in goat has ken frtpiently rejn-ed in Taiwan since 1993. The outhoken flocks were found in mc6t of districts in Taiwan. No aperent clinical signs were found in akit dce. The typical akortion cczunsi in the last two months of pregnancy. The nci&ia of a&rtion was from 10 % to 87 % in outbroken faa-ms in 1993,andatoiof976outof130puegnancies(46%)werefoundakxxtioninour investigation. Gross lesions in abort! fetuses included generaliz!z! hncahage and swollen liver. Chiamydia rzitaa was isolani from tsues of a&vst fetuses and from vaginal swake of akad dce. Chlamydiai antibcdi were detettsi among 67 % to 100 % of abort! dces from epizoo& flocks. The C psittaci was diagnosed as the causai agent in en3xtc aktion. This is the first xerc’il on chiamydial isolation and antibcdy surveys in epiaDotic abortion in goat in Taiwan.

 

Keyword

Chiamydia psipthcotologygoat.