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


  • 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.

Biografía del autor/a

Alex García

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