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Research Article

Asymptomatic Endemic Chlamydia pecorum Infections Reduce Growth Rates in Calves by up to 48 Percent

  • Anil Poudel,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Theodore H. Elsasser,

    Affiliation: Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kh. Shamsur Rahman,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Erfan U. Chowdhury,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Bernhard Kaltenboeck mail

    kaltebe@auburn.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Published: September 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044961

About the Authors

Anil Poudel, Kh. Shamsur Rahman, Erfan U. Chowdhury, Bernhard Kaltenboeck
Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America
Theodore H. Elsasser
Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kaltebe@auburn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AP BK. Performed the experiments: AP THE KSR EUC. Analyzed the data: AP BK. Wrote the paper: AP BK.