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Chlamydophila abortus in production animals

Chlamydophila abortus (previously known as Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1) has been reported in many countries, associated with reproductive disorders in sheep, cattle, and goats. The enzootic abortion of sheep and goats and the epizootic bovine abortion are the most important diseases produced by this bacterium. In Brazil, there is scarce information about C. abortus. The objective of this review is to show information about taxonomic changes, life cycle, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and diagnosis of C. abortus in sheep, cattle and goats.

Chlamydophila abortus; sheep; cattle; goat; abortion; reproductive disorders

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