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Cattle health
Chlamydia in cases of cattle pneumonia in Scotland
  1. Nicholas Wheelhouse,
  2. David Longbottom and
  3. Kim Willoughby
  1. Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PZ
  1. e-mail: nick.wheelhouse{at}

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WE wish to report the findings of a preliminary investigation into chlamydial involvement in cases of cattle pneumonia. Chlamydia species have long been identified as causative agents of both acute and chronic lung infections in cattle, yet the prevalence of these organisms in cases of pneumonia in UK cattle remains undefined.

The study group comprised 98 diagnostic lung samples, obtained from cases of bovine pneumonia. These were originally submitted by veterinary laboratories in the UK to the Moredun …

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