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Direct isolation of the agent of enzootic abortion of ewes (Chlamydia psittaci) in cell cultures
  1. FW Johnson,
  2. MJ Clarkson and
  3. WN Spencer

Abstract

Isolation of Chlamydia psittaci in McCoy cell coverslip cultures from clinical material from field cases of enzootic abortion of ewes proved more sensitive than diagnosis by examination of smears stained by Ziehl-Neelsen. Enzootic abortion could be diagnosed in the absence of fetal membranes by culture of fetal lung or liver tissue.

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