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Jendelund, Peter, 2010. Prevalens av Chlamydophila psittaci hos papegojor i fångenskap. Second cycle, A1N, A1F or AXX ( AXX). Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

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Chlamydophila psittaci is a common cause of diseases in parrots ranging from being less serious to more serious. It is also a zoonotic disease which poses serious health problems to humans. The disease is highly under diagnosed. The symptoms in birds are nonspecific and may be indicative of many different diseases which make it harder to diagnose and treat. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of C. psittaci in Mälardalen, Sweden. The study used the ELISA antibody testkit which can be used in veterinary clinics. As an additional form of investigation, an analysis that is used prospectively was conducted on a newly developed PCR-test. Subsequently, the test responses from these two separate trials were going to be compared. The study revealed that 30 % of the examined birds were positive for the antibody C. psittaci. The material from the PCR test was quantitatively too small to draw any conclusions from.

Main title:Prevalens av Chlamydophila psittaci hos papegojor i fångenskap
Authors:Jendelund, Peter
Supervisor:Olsén, Lena and Tallkvist, Jonas
Examiner:Ingvast-Larsson, Carina
Series:Examensarbete (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för veterinärmedicin och husdjursvetenskap, Veterinärprogrammet)
Volume/Sequential designation:2010:79
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1N, A1F or AXX
Student's programme affiliation:VY002 Veterinary Medicine Programme 330 HEC
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
Keywords:Chlamydophila psittaci
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-916
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-916
Subjects:Veterinary science and hygiene - General aspects
Animal diseases
Human medicine, health, and safety
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:21 Dec 2010 08:51
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:17

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