- chlamydia treatment with zithromax
"In cats Chlamydia is very common and a major health problem for breeders. It causes a flu like illness with sneezing, serous
(clear) discharge from the nose and runny eyes. Some prominent Persian breeders feel that chlamydia may be endemic in some
catteries and is a contributing causes to the chronic runny eyes in their cats.
I feel chlamydia is also a common cause of pneumonia in young kittens. Many of us have had kittens who seemed well until
about two weeks then became ill , stopped feeding developed a rattly chest and eventually died. This is probably chlamydial
pneumonia. It may well be one of the causes of Fading Kitten Syndrome which may affect kittens as young as 24 hrs on.
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STRESS, INFERTILITY AND HERPES INFECTION
- overview on chlamydia
cats not mentioned
"Because of their dependence on host biosynthetic
machinery, the chlamydiae were originally thought to be viruses; however, they have a cell wall and contain DNA, RNA, and
ribosomes and therefore are now classified as bacteria. The group consists of a single genus, Chlamydia (order Chlamydiales,
class Chlamydiaceae). This genus contains the species C trachomatis and C psittaci, as well as a new organism, the TWAR
organism, which has recently been proposed as a third species (C pneumoniae). "
"Tetracycline and erythromycin are the antibiotics commonly used to treat chlamydial infections in humans. Penicillin is not
"Trachoma, a C trachomatis infection of the conjunctival epithelial cells, results in subepithelial infiltration of lymphocytes,
leading to the development of follicles. The infected epithelial cells contain cytoplasmic inclusion bodies. As a result of damage
to the epithelial cells, fibroblasts and blood vessels invade the infected area, a pannus forms, and the cornea becomes
vascularized and clouded. The eyelids become scarred and malformed, causing trichiasis, an abnormal inward growth of the
eyelashes. Continual scraping of the cornea by the eyelashes leads to corneal opacification and blindness.
- Characterization of the systemic disease and ocular signs induced by
experimental infection with Chlamydia psittaci in cats.
In addition to the commonly reported ocular signs, Chlamydia psittaci infection of kittens resulted in
fever, lethargy, lameness and reduction in weight gain following ocular instillation of virulent
- Prevalence of feline Chlamydia psittaci and feline herpesvirus 1 in cats with
upper respiratory tract disease."J Vet Intern Med 1999 May-Jun;13(3):153-62
Prevalence of feline Chlamydia psittaci and feline herpesvirus 1 in cats with
upper respiratory tract disease.
Sykes JE, Anderson GA, Studdert VP, Browning GF.
Veterinary Preclinical Centre, Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne,
Parkville, Victoria, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
The epidemiology of feline chlamydiosis and feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV1) infection in cats was
determined using a duplex polymerase chain reaction assay. In cats with upper respiratory tract
disease (URTD), prevalences of 66 (14.3%) of 462 cats and 98 (21.2%) of 462 cats were found
for Chlamydia psittaci and FHV1, respectively. In cats without URTD, prevalences were 1/87
(1.1%) for both pathogens. Younger cats, cats sampled in summer, and cats with conjunctivitis
were more likely to be positive for C psittaci than were cats sampled in other seasons and cats
without conjunctivitis. Cats with recent contact with cats outside the household, cats with acute
disease, and sneezing cats were more likely to be positive for FHV1 than were cats that had not
had recent contact with cats outside the household, cats with chronic disease, and cats that were
not sneezing. Purebred cats were less likely to be positive for FHV1 than were mixed breed cats
and prevalence varied with year of sampling. Coinfection with both pathogens was lower than
would be expected from their respective prevalences. Vaccinated cats were equally likely to be
positive for FHV1 as unvaccinated cats. In sneezing cats FHV1 was more likely to be detected
than C psittaci, particularly in acute cases, and when sneezing was not accompanied by
conjunctivitis. Cats with reproductive disease concurrent with URTD were more likely to be
infected with FHV1 than with C psittaci. Thus, the factors that should be considered in clinical
diagnoses of C psittaci infections are the presence of conjunctivitis, age, and season, whereas
contact with other cats, acute disease, and sneezing should be considered in diagnoses of FHV1
- clavulanic acid-potentiated amoxycillin and chlamydia psittaci" Vet Rec 2001 Jul 21;149(3):73-6
Controlled study of the efficacy of clavulanic acid-potentiated amoxycillin
in the treatment of Chlamydia psittaci in cats.
Sturgess CP, Gruffydd-Jones TJ, Harbour DA, Jones RL.
Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol.
Twenty-four specific pathogen-free cats were inoculated with 3 x 10(3) infectious units of a field
isolate of Chlamydia psittaci on to the corneal surface. Seven days later they were assigned
randomly to three groups of eight and treated orally for 19 days with either clavulanic
acid-potentiated amoxycillin, doxycycline or a placebo. Both treated groups responded rapidly, with
a marked reduction in isolation rates and clinical scores which were significantly lower than in the
placebo group within two and four days, respectively. After two days the group treated with
potentiated amoxycillin had a significantly lower isolation score than the group treated with
doxycycline. Forty days after they were infected the clinical signs recurred in five of the eight cats
treated with potentiated amoxycillin, but a four-week course of potentiated amoxycillin resulted in a
complete clinical recovery with no evidence of a recurrence for six months."
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