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Identification of Chlamydophila abortus in Abomasum Content of Aborted Sheep and Goats by PCR

Identification of Chlamydophila abortus in Abomasum Content of Aborted Sheep and Goats by PCR

Zeki Aras1*, Gökçenur Sanioğlu Gölen1, Zafer Sayin2 and Ali Evren Haydardedeoğlu3

1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Campus, Aksaray, Turkey.
2Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selçuk University, Campus, Konya, Turkey.
3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Campus, Aksaray, Turkey.

*      Corresponding author: zekiaras@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT

Chlamydophila abortus C. abortus cause placentitis, abortion, weak neonates and infertility in sheep and goats worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of C. abortus in abomasum content of aborted sheep and goat fetuses from provinces of the Central Anatolia of Turkey by PCR. A total of 105 aborted sheep fetuses and 15 aborted goat fetuses were collected from 120 different herds in the lambing seasons 2015-2016. Chlamydial DNA was detected in seven (5.8%) of the 120 abomasum content of fetuses. The 15 aborted goat fetuses were found to be negative for C. abortus. The control and vaccination programs for the fight against C. abortus infection should be determined and implemented in Turkey.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 53, Iss. 1, Pages 1-400

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