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Prophylaxis of Chlamydia psittaci infections in broilers by vaccination and ovotransferrin application

Cindy De Boeck (UGent)
(2018)
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The poultry industry is a widespread food production industry. Especially the production of broiler chickens is a very intensive agriculture system where farms can house up to 100.000 commercial broilers. Chlamydia psittaci infections are detremental to animal welfare and cause economic loss in the poultry industry. There is no C. psittaci vaccine. The use of antibiotics (tetracyclines are the drugs of choice) is the only way to manage C. psittaci infections but antibiotic resistance to this bacterium has already been described. The present thesis focuses on Chlamydia psittaci respiratory disease in chicken broilers and prevention of this infection by generating advice on biosecurity and by vaccination and/or administration of a natural anti-microbial protein being ovotransferrin. C. psittaci is a Gram-negative obligate intracellular pathogen of birds and also an important zoonotic agent for humans. Human infection occurs by inhalation of the pathogen, mostly after close contact with infected birds, frequently in the context of contact with back yard poultry or commercial poultry. Prevention of C. psittaci infections in broiler chickens will also diminish the risk for public health.
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Chlamydia psittaci, psittacosis, vaccination, biosecutity

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De Boeck, Cindy. 2018. “Prophylaxis of Chlamydia Psittaci Infections in Broilers by Vaccination and Ovotransferrin Application”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
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De Boeck, Cindy. (2018). Prophylaxis of Chlamydia psittaci infections in broilers by vaccination and ovotransferrin application. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
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De Boeck C. Prophylaxis of Chlamydia psittaci infections in broilers by vaccination and ovotransferrin application. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2018.
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De Boeck, Cindy. “Prophylaxis of Chlamydia Psittaci Infections in Broilers by Vaccination and Ovotransferrin Application.” 2018 : n. pag. Print.
@phdthesis{8576604,
  abstract     = {The poultry industry is a widespread food production industry. Especially the production of broiler chickens is a very intensive agriculture system where farms can house up to 100.000 commercial broilers. Chlamydia psittaci infections are detremental to animal welfare and cause economic loss in the poultry industry. There is no C. psittaci vaccine. The use of antibiotics (tetracyclines are the drugs of choice) is the only way to manage C. psittaci infections but antibiotic resistance to this bacterium has already been described.  
The present thesis focuses on Chlamydia psittaci respiratory disease in chicken broilers and prevention of this infection by generating advice on biosecurity and by vaccination and/or administration of a natural anti-microbial protein being ovotransferrin. C. psittaci is a Gram-negative obligate intracellular pathogen of birds and also an important zoonotic agent for humans. Human infection occurs by inhalation of the pathogen, mostly after close contact with infected birds, frequently in the context of contact with back yard poultry or commercial poultry. Prevention of C. psittaci infections in broiler chickens will also diminish the risk for public health. },
  author       = {De Boeck, Cindy},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {VIII, 246},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Prophylaxis of Chlamydia psittaci infections in broilers by vaccination and ovotransferrin application},
  year         = {2018},
}