Contribución al estudio de clamidiasis felina en gatos domésticos de la ciudad de Santiago

  • Liliana Maier M.
  • Carlos González
  • Alfonso Court
  • Alex García

Resumen

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.

Biografía del autor

Alex García

Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria Universidad de Chile y Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria Universidad San­to Tomás, Santiago, Chile.

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Maier M., L., González, C., Court, A., & García, A. (2001). Contribución al estudio de clamidiasis felina en gatos domésticos de la ciudad de Santiago. Avances en Ciencias Veterinarias, 16(1-2). doi:10.5354/0719-5273.2010.9217
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2001-01-01