Serosurvey of sheep and goats to Chlamydia psittaci in Slovakia during the years 1996-2000

https://doi.org/10.17221/7895-VETMEDCitation:Trávniček M., Kováčová D., Zubrický P., Čisláková L. (2001): Serosurvey of sheep and goats to Chlamydia psittaci in Slovakia during the years 1996-2000. Veterinarni Medicina, 46: 281-285.
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In the Slovak Republic during the years 1996–2000, total 30 278 blood samples from sheep and 4 756 from goats were examined serologically by the method of a complement fixation. The IgG antibodies against Chlamydia psittaci in sheep and goats according to individual years were as follows: 1996 – 6.37% sheep/3.94% goats, 1997 – 9.25%/10.02%, 1998 – 9.57%/2.96%, 1999 – 7.91%/3.69%, 2000 – 10.99%/6.08%, respectively. In most clinically healthy animals, the low levels of IgG antibodies in dilution of 1 : 16 to 1 : 32 were detected. In sheep during the years of 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 the high levels of IgG antibodies 1 : 256 to 1 : 1 024 were caught unambiguously testify to the chlamydial abortion in sheep. In goats, the high titres were caught in 1997 and 2000 – 1 :  256 to 1 : 512, also confirm the chlamydial aetiology of the infectious process.
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