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Severe conjunctivitis associated with chlamydia felis infection in a free-ranging Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx)


Marti, Iris; Pisano, Simone R R; Wehrle, Martin; Meli, Marina L; Hofmann-Lehmann, Regina; Ryser-Degiorgis, Marie-Pierre (2019). Severe conjunctivitis associated with chlamydia felis infection in a free-ranging Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 55(2):522.

Abstract

A free-ranging adult Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) captured in Switzerland presented with a severe purulent unilateral conjunctivitis. Chlamydia felis was detected in conjunctival swabs by qPCR. Systemic treatment with oxytetracycline and ketoprofen led to complete recovery. Infection with C. felis has not been previously reported in Eurasian lynx.

Abstract

A free-ranging adult Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) captured in Switzerland presented with a severe purulent unilateral conjunctivitis. Chlamydia felis was detected in conjunctival swabs by qPCR. Systemic treatment with oxytetracycline and ketoprofen led to complete recovery. Infection with C. felis has not been previously reported in Eurasian lynx.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Clinical Diagnostics and Services
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Center for Clinical Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Physical Sciences > Ecology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Language:English
Date:9 April 2019
Deposited On:16 Nov 2018 12:46
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 08:05
Publisher:Wildlife Disease Association
ISSN:0090-3558
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-05-142

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