Title: Pathogenic interactions between Chlamydophila psittaci and avian pneumovirus infections in turkeys
Authors: Van Loock, M ×
Loots, Karolien
Van de Zande, S
Van Heerden, M
Nauwynck, H
Goddeeris, Bruno
Vanrompay, Daisy #
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Veterinary microbiology vol:112 issue:1 pages:53-63
Abstract: Both Chlainydophila psittaci and avian pneumovirus (APV) are highly prevalent in Belgian turkeys and might contribute to the respiratory disease complex observed in turkeys. Initial outbreaks of chlamydiosis occur mostly at the age of 4-8 weeks, often accompanied by an APV infection in APV non-vaccinated farras. Regardless APV vaccination, breakthroughs of APV infection from 8 weeks on do occur, a period when also a second C. psittaci infection appears. Therefore, this study examined the pathogenicity of an APV superinfection in C psittaci predisposed turkeys. Turkeys were infected with C psittaci, APV or with C psittaci followed by APV. Simulating the impact of an APV infection during the acute phase or latent phase of a C. psittaci infection, turkeys have been infected with APV at I and 5 weeks post C. psittaci infection, respectively.
ISSN: 0378-1135
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Gene Technology (-)
Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
× corresponding author
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