qPCR results of cloacal swabs (A and B) and ELISA results of serum samples (C). In A results of individual cloacal swabs of group G in the Chlamydiaceae qPCR per timepoint are depicted in a heatmap. The darker the colour, the lower the Ct value as shown in the colour scale at the right side. Ct values > 40 or no qPCR signal are shown as Ct 41. The results of the negative control group (-) are not shown. B shows the mean Ct value of the cloacal swabs in time per group (of the Chlamydiaceae qPCR). The error bar indicates the SD. On the Y-axis the cycle treshold (Ct) value is depicted. The Y-axis has been rotated and Ct values > 40 or no qPCR signal are shown as Ct 41. In C the mean OD (450 nm) value of the serum samples per group per timepoint is shown. The error bar indicates the SD.