Advanced search
1 file | 727.52 KB

The prevalence of Chlamydia psittaci infections in Belgian commercial turkey poults

(1997) VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY. 54(1). p.85-93
Author
Organization
Abstract
The prevalence of Chlamydia psittaci infections in Belgian commercial turkey poults was examined and a follow-up study of one Belgian turkey flock was performed. Sera were examined for the presence of anti-chlamydia antibodies by immunoblotting. Cloacal and conjunctival swab smears and lung impression smears were examined for the presence of chlamydial antigen using the IMAGEN Chlamydia immunofluorescence test. Anti-chlamydia antibodies were found in 90 of 100 sera collected at slaughter from turkeys raised during the summer of 1992. The following winter, 73 of 100 sera reacted positively. On all twenty farms examined during 1992, turkeys were positive for anti-chlamydial antibodies. During 1993, chlamydial antigen was detected in swabs from 20 of 40 slaughterhouse turkeys tested. Antigen was found more often in the cloaca than in the conjunctiva. Chlamydial antigen was detected in samples from each of the 4 farms examined. The follow-up study on a turkey farm, sampling the birds at weekly intervals from one week old until 12 weeks of age, revealed that chlamydial antigen and anti-chlamydial antibodies were present during the whole period. During 1994, chlamydial antigen was detected in 45 of 60 lungs from slaughterhouse turkeys from all of 6 farms. During 1995, chlamydial antigen was detected in 41 of 54 lungs of 6 week old commercial turkey poults. The results of the present study indicate that Chlamydia psittaci infections are highly prevalent amongst Belgian commercial turkey poults with apparently little seasonal or year-to-year variation and that turkeys can contract the infection at an early age.
Keywords
turkey epidemiology, Chlamydia psittaci, OUTER-MEMBRANE PROTEIN, AVIAN CHLAMYDIOSIS, TRACHOMATIS, NEUTRALIZATION, PATHOGENICITY, ISOLATE

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 727.52 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Vanrompay, Daisy, Patrick Butaye, A Van Nerom, Richard Ducatelle, and Freddy Haesebrouck. 1997. “The Prevalence of Chlamydia Psittaci Infections in Belgian Commercial Turkey Poults.” Veterinary Microbiology 54 (1): 85–93.
APA
Vanrompay, D., Butaye, P., Van Nerom, A., Ducatelle, R., & Haesebrouck, F. (1997). The prevalence of Chlamydia psittaci infections in Belgian commercial turkey poults. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, 54(1), 85–93.
Vancouver
1.
Vanrompay D, Butaye P, Van Nerom A, Ducatelle R, Haesebrouck F. The prevalence of Chlamydia psittaci infections in Belgian commercial turkey poults. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY. 1997;54(1):85–93.
MLA
Vanrompay, Daisy, Patrick Butaye, A Van Nerom, et al. “The Prevalence of Chlamydia Psittaci Infections in Belgian Commercial Turkey Poults.” VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY 54.1 (1997): 85–93. Print.
@article{182105,
  abstract     = {The prevalence of Chlamydia psittaci infections in Belgian commercial turkey poults was examined and a follow-up study of one Belgian turkey flock was performed. Sera were examined for the presence of anti-chlamydia antibodies by immunoblotting. Cloacal and conjunctival swab smears and lung impression smears were examined for the presence of chlamydial antigen using the IMAGEN Chlamydia immunofluorescence test. Anti-chlamydia antibodies were found in 90 of 100 sera collected at slaughter from turkeys raised during the summer of 1992. The following winter, 73 of 100 sera reacted positively. On all twenty farms examined during 1992, turkeys were positive for anti-chlamydial antibodies. During 1993, chlamydial antigen was detected in swabs from 20 of 40 slaughterhouse turkeys tested. Antigen was found more often in the cloaca than in the conjunctiva. Chlamydial antigen was detected in samples from each of the 4 farms examined. The follow-up study on a turkey farm, sampling the birds at weekly intervals from one week old until 12 weeks of age, revealed that chlamydial antigen and anti-chlamydial antibodies were present during the whole period. During 1994, chlamydial antigen was detected in 45 of 60 lungs from slaughterhouse turkeys from all of 6 farms. During 1995, chlamydial antigen was detected in 41 of 54 lungs of 6 week old commercial turkey poults. The results of the present study indicate that Chlamydia psittaci infections are highly prevalent amongst Belgian commercial turkey poults with apparently little seasonal or year-to-year variation and that turkeys can contract the infection at an early age.},
  author       = {Vanrompay, Daisy and Butaye, Patrick and Van Nerom, A and Ducatelle, Richard and Haesebrouck, Freddy},
  issn         = {0378-1135},
  journal      = {VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY},
  keywords     = {turkey epidemiology,Chlamydia psittaci,OUTER-MEMBRANE PROTEIN,AVIAN CHLAMYDIOSIS,TRACHOMATIS,NEUTRALIZATION,PATHOGENICITY,ISOLATE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {85--93},
  title        = {The prevalence of Chlamydia psittaci infections in Belgian commercial turkey poults},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-1135(96)01224-2},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {1997},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric