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Table 3 Detection of infectious agents from aborted or stillborn lambs in Western Australia

From: Chlamydia pecorum detection in aborted and stillborn lambs from Western Australia

  Yearlings Ewe lambs
Flock A Flock B Flock F1 Flock F2 Flock H Flock I Flock J Total
Cases submitted (n)
Total 10 3 10 4 4 2 2 35
Aborted foetus & membranes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Aborted membranes only 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Stillborn lamb 10 3 8 4 4 2 2a 33
Chlamydia spp.
C. pecorum
 qPCR positive 1 0 9 0 3 1 1 15
 Sequencing—C. pecorum 1 0 4 0 3 1 1 10
 Insufficient amplification 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
C. abortus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. psittaci 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other
Listeria (culture) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salmonella (culture) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trueperella pyogenes (culture) 1 1 2
Campylobacter (culture) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Campylobacter (PCR) 0 0 2b 0 0 0 0 2a
Leptospira (PCR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toxoplasma (qPCR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coxiella (qPCR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brucella (PCR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pan-pestivirus (qPCR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. aPremature twins.
  2. bC. sputorum and C. mucosalis by sequencing (suspected contaminant).