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3 March 2018 Chlamydia pecorum in Joint Tissue and Synovial Fluid of a Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) with Arthritis
Delaney Burnard, Amber Gillett, Adam Polkinghorne
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Abstract

A small number of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) presented to wildlife hospitals in Queensland, Australia, with signs of arthritis in one or more joints. Molecular analysis identified Chlamydia pecorum in the tarsal tissue and synovial fluid of an affected joint of a koala, suggesting that in addition to livestock, C. pecorum has the potential to cause arthritis in the koala.

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Delaney Burnard, Amber Gillett, and Adam Polkinghorne "Chlamydia pecorum in Joint Tissue and Synovial Fluid of a Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) with Arthritis," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54(3), 646-649, (3 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.7589/2017-10-248
Received: 9 October 2017; Accepted: 5 December 2017; Published: 3 March 2018
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