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Table 9 Chlamydial species detected in ovine afterbirths and foetus/foetal/pharyngeal swabs

From: High frequency of chlamydial co-infections in clinically healthy sheep flocks

Chlamydiaceae Chlamydiaceaespecies identification
  detection method
[# positive vs. # tested sample]
detection method
[# positive vs. # tested sample]
detected species$
  23 S
RT PCR§
nested PCR afterbirths foetus/
foetal swab&
species-
specific
RT-PCR
sequencing CHOMP DNA
microarray
 
flock # a fs a fs    a fs    
2 0/9 - 1/9 - 1/9 - 1/9 - 1/9 - ps
3 1/12 3/4 6/12 4/4 6/12 4/4 2/12 4/4 4/12 1/4 5x ps; 1x-;
2x ab;
2x ab/ps
5 3/3 4/4 - 4/4 3/3 4/4 3/3 4/4 - - ab
7 0/9 - 1/9 - 1/9 - 1/9 - - - ps
10 0/3 - - - 0/3 - - - - - -
12 0/2 - - - 0/2 - - - - - -
13* 0/11 - - - 0/11 - - - - - -
17 2/3 - 1/3 - 3/3 - 2/3 - 1/3 - ab
19* 0/1 - - - 0/1 - - - - - -
28* 1/1 - - - 1/1 2/2 1/1 2/2 - 1/4 ab
32 0/4 - - - 0/4 -   - - - -
33 2/11 - - - 2/11 - 2/11 - - - ab
34 0/1 - - - 0/1 -   - - - -
37 0/2 - - - 0/2 - - - - - -
  1. §0 = ct > 38; a: afterbirth; fs: foetal swab;
  2. *vaccinated flock; $ab: C. abortus; ps: C. psittaci; pc: C. pecorum;
  3. &pharyngeal swabs from premature born lambs; - : not determined;