Avian chlamydiosis

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Tests turnaround : 1-3 days or Express 1 day

Samples : Cloacal swab

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What is chlamydiosis ?
Also known as “parrot fever”, Chlamydiosis is a disease caused by a micro-organism called Chlamydia psittaci. It is usually found in the lungs and air sacs, in the liver, spleen, intestines and kidneys. Chlamydiosis is often fatal.

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All bird species

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Beware. The chlamydial organism is capable of being transmitted from birds to humans, but this rarely occurs despite the relatively high incidence of infection in birds. Although psittacosis infection in humans is normally mild, it is potentially dangerous for persons who are sick, elderly or immunosuppresed (e.g., AIDS patients).

What to do if my bird had Chlamydiosis?
It is strongly advise to separate the bird infected by Chlamydiosis from the other birds. The infected bird must be treated immediately.

Progressive weight loss
Greenish diarrhoea
Convulsion and tremors
Poor fertility

Sign of disease

A heron infected by chlamydiosis

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Frequency

Feather dust, dried faeces.
Survive for several months in the environment. Chlamydiae are regularly or intermittently shed in the faeces, urine and nasal and ocular discharges. Many birds with no clinical signs can be shedding Chlamydia.

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Doxycycline.
The treatment is 45 days.

Treatment
chlamydiosis in air sacs

chlamydiosis in air sacs

Organism : Chlamydia psittaci
Gene : pmp
Method : EP PCR

Test
Laboratory workflow

Bacterial DNA extraction

DNA multiplication by PCR

Reading of the result

Type of sample

The sample accepted for this test is : Cloacal swab.

Certificate example for the test : Avian chlamydiosis

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References
  • Chlamydiosis article in Wikipedia. Read the article
  • A tale of discrimination: Differentiation of chlamydiaceae by polymerase chain reaction. T. Messmer, MS Thomas, N. Tully, Branson W. Ritchie, J.F. Moroney Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Vo9(1) 2000 36-42. Read the article
  • An outbreak of chlamydiosis in captive blue-fronted Amazon parrots (Amazona aestiva) in Brazil. Raso Tde F, Godoy SN, Milanelo L, de Souza CA, Matuschima ER, Araújo Júnior JP, Pinto AA. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2004 Mar;35(1):94-6.Read the article

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