Issue 3

Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety

Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2015, Pages 5–9

ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)

Preliminary study in range of prevalence Chlamydia spp. in the Polish cattle population

Szymańska-Czerwińska M., Niemczuk K.

Laboratory for Serological Diagnosis, Department of Cattle and Sheep Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, Puławy, Poland, e-mail:

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Citation for print version: Szymańska-Czerwińska, M. and Niemczuk, K. (2015) ‘Preliminary study in range of prevalence Chlamydia spp. in the Polish cattle population’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 1(3), pp. 5–9.

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Citation for online version: Szymańska-Czerwińska, M. and Niemczuk, K. (2015) ‘Preliminary study in range of prevalence Chlamydia spp. in the Polish cattle population’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 1(3), pp. 5–9. Available at:

Summary. Chlamydia spp. is an obligate intracellular agent that causes chlamydiosis in animals and humans. The aim of the presented study was to investigate the prevalence of Chlamydia infection in the Polish cattle population, both asymptomatic and having reproductive disorders. The study was performed on 900 serum samples collected from 14 Polish provinces at the turn of 2014–2015. The samples were tested by complement fixation test (CFT) and ELISA. Moreover, 40 samples of biological materials from cattle were tested by real time PCR. The study indicates that infections with Chlamydia spp. are present in Polish cattle. The study demonstrated that average percentage of seropositives herds is 26.40%. The real-time PCR gave the positive results for Chlamydiaceae into vaginal swabs in 10 tested herds. Moreover, the molecular studies showed that infection Chlamydia pecorum and Chlamydia abortus is more spread than with Chlamydia psittaci.

Keywords: cattle, Chlamydia spp., chlamydiosis, complement fixation test, ELISA, PCR


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