Seroprevalence of chlamydial infection in cattle in Ireland

Kim Wilson, Donal Sammin, Silke Harmeyer, Mintu Nath, Morag Livingstone, David Longbottom

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Although few studies have investigated the prevalence of chlamydial infections in cattle, reported prevalence rates vary hugely. In order to assess the prevalence of this infection in cattle in Ireland, serum samples (100 herds, 20 samples/herd) collected for statutory screening for brucellosis were examined by soluble chlamydial antigen indirect ELISA. The assay detects antibodies to the two most common Chlamydiaceae spp. affecting cattle, namely Chlamydia abortus and Chlamydia pecorum. A total of 95 samples from 57 herds were seropositive, representing an observed prevalence rate of 4.75%. The parametric bootstrap estimate of the mean disease prevalence in the population was 6.04% (95%, CI 4.70-7.50). The results suggest the prevalence of chlamydial infection is low in cattle in Ireland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-585
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Journal
Volume193
Issue number2
Early online date28 Jan 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Seroepidemiologic Studies
Ireland
seroprevalence
cattle
Infection
infection
herds
Chlamydia
Chlamydophila pecorum
Chlamydiaceae
disease prevalence
brucellosis
Brucellosis
sampling
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
screening
antigens
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
antibodies
Antigens

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Bacterial/blood
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases/epidemiology
  • Chlamydia/immunology
  • Chlamydia Infections/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Ireland/epidemiology
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction/veterinary
  • Pregnancy
  • Prevalence
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies
  • Species Specificity

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Wilson, K., Sammin, D., Harmeyer, S., Nath, M., Livingstone, M., & Longbottom, D. (2012). Seroprevalence of chlamydial infection in cattle in Ireland. Veterinary Journal, 193(2), 583-585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.12.018

Seroprevalence of chlamydial infection in cattle in Ireland. / Wilson, Kim; Sammin, Donal; Harmeyer, Silke; Nath, Mintu; Livingstone, Morag; Longbottom, David.

In: Veterinary Journal, Vol. 193, No. 2, 08.2012, p. 583-585.

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Wilson, K, Sammin, D, Harmeyer, S, Nath, M, Livingstone, M & Longbottom, D 2012, 'Seroprevalence of chlamydial infection in cattle in Ireland' Veterinary Journal, vol. 193, no. 2, pp. 583-585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.12.018
Wilson K, Sammin D, Harmeyer S, Nath M, Livingstone M, Longbottom D. Seroprevalence of chlamydial infection in cattle in Ireland. Veterinary Journal. 2012 Aug;193(2):583-585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.12.018
Wilson, Kim ; Sammin, Donal ; Harmeyer, Silke ; Nath, Mintu ; Livingstone, Morag ; Longbottom, David. / Seroprevalence of chlamydial infection in cattle in Ireland. In: Veterinary Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 193, No. 2. pp. 583-585.
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