• Contribución al estudio de clamidiasis felina en gatos domésticos de la ciudad de Santiago
  • Contribution to the study of feline chlamydiasis in domestic cats in Santiago City
Liliana Maier M., Carlos González, Alfonso Court, Alex García



The presence of Chlamydiae strains as a pathogenic agent in feline conjunctivitis was studied in samples obtained from 40 cats.

About 50% of the samples were positive to Chlamydia psittaci using the immunofluorescence me­thod which seems to be an adequate technique.

The most common pathogens associated with the ocular infection were Staphylococcus sp (44%), Streptococcus sp (29%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (10%).

The zoonotic condition of Chlamydia psittaci is important as a public health matter and because of this, the cat vaccination is highly recommended.

Palabras clave

Chlamydia feline, conjunctivitis.

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