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Abortion associated with Chlamydia abortus in extensively reared Iberian sows
- Salinas, J., Ortega, N., Borge, C., Rangel, M.J., Carbonero, A., Perea, A., Caro, M.R.
- The Veterinary Journal 2012 v.194 no.1 pp. 133-134
- Chlamydia, Iberian (swine breed), antibodies, cell culture, farms, fetus, placenta, polymerase chain reaction, rearing, reproductive disorders, sows, Spain
- Reproductive disease was investigated in Iberian pigs on an extensive farrow-to-finish farm in the southwest of Spain. Chlamydia abortus was isolated in cell culture and C. abortus-specific PCR products were detected in placental and fetal tissues. In one batch of 14 sows, the percentage of sera positive for C. abortus specific antibodies increased from 35.7% to 85.7% in the period of 2 weeks following abortion. C. abortus may play a role in abortion in extensively reared Iberian sows.