Investigation of the prevalence of chlamydiosis in the Australian chicken m

The University of Melbourne

  • Project code: PRJ-000611

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

  • Project completion date: Friday, April 1, 2011

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 4-Ensuring food safety of Australian chicken meat


The outcomes of this project will be a better understanding of the status of Australian chicken flocks in relation to chlamydiosis, particularly as it relates to the possible spread of the disease to humans.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

To investigate the extent and prevalence of chlamydiosis in Australian poultry flocks To determine the species of Chlamydia/Chlamydophila involved in clinical disease To understand if the role of the pathogen is primary or secondary To develop areliable and sensitive detection test for chlamydiosis in poultry To develop a reliable and sensitive serological test for chlamydiosis in poultry