103) When clinical signs of avian chlamydiosis
are apparent, they are nonspecific, may be subtle, and can include any or all of the following: lethargy, anorexia, ruffled feathers, conjunctivitis, ocular or nasal discharge or other clinical signs consistent with upper respiratory disease, diarrhea, and signs of liver disease such as excretion of green to yellow-green urates.
Birds with avian chlamydiosis
either present with acute disease (upper respiratory signs, anorexia, lethargy, and green feces), chronic disease (sick, unthrifty bird with poor feather coat), or as an asymptomatic chronic carrier (appear normal with no signs of disease).
The immunization protects against chlamydiosis
and other common infectious diseases.
Not only are there still plenty of psittacine cases, but also our clinic has identified numerous birds of prey with clinical signs and diagnostic evidence of chlamydiosis
is considered one of the most important zoonosis transmitted by wild birds.
The clinical signs of FHV infection are similar to those associated with other feline infections, such as acute respiratory disease caused by feline calicivirus (FCV) or chlamydiosis
, which results from a bacterial infection.
Infections include chlamydiosis
, toxoplasmosis and listeriosis, which are common causes of abortion in ewes, and Q fever, which may occasionally cause ewes to abort but which can also be spread via the birth fluids of animals (not just sheep) that have no clinical signs of dise ase.
Pregnant women should be aware of the potential risk to themselves and their unborn child of infections including chlamydiosis
or enzootic abortion of ewes, toxoplasmosis and listeriosis, and are advised not to help to lamb or milk ewes, avoid contact with aborted or new-born lambs or the afterbirth and avoid handling anything that has come into contact with ewes or lambs.
They include chlamydiosis
(enzootic abortion of ewes,EAE), toxoplasmosis and listeriosis, which are common causes of abortion in ewes.
Infection with Chlamydia psittaci, often referred to as avian chlamydiosis
(AC), is an important cause of systemic illness in companion birds (i.
, another infection that blocks the fallopian tubes, is just as prevalent.
Per owner request, a swab of the conjunctiva, choana, and cloaca, along with whole blood, were submitted to the University of Georgia Infectious Disease Laboratory for chlamydiosis
testing via polymerase chain reaction (PCR).