Evidence of exposure to Leptospira spp. in dogs at a zoonosis control center in Brazil

Revista Acadêmica: Ciência Animal

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Title Evidence of exposure to Leptospira spp. in dogs at a zoonosis control center in Brazil
 
Creator Albuquerque, Mírian da Rocha
Reis, Thalita Amaral dos
Rocha, Katarine de Souza
Brito, Jacqueline da Silva
Mesquita, Gleiciane Schupp de Sena
Silva, Andreia Ferreira da
Honório, Betsy Emely Tavares
Maues, Marcelino Antônio Costa
Abel, Isis
Moraes, Carla Cristina Guimarães de
 
Subject Dog. Animal shelter. Anti-Leptospira spp. antibodies. MAT. PCR.
 
Description Evidence of exposure to Leptospira spp. in dogs housed in the kennel of the Zoonosis Control Center of Belém, Pará, Brazil, was investigated. Whole blood and serum samples from 145 dogs were investigated using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and microscopic agglutination test (MAT), respectively. A total of 64.14% of the dogs were found to be seropositive for Leptospira spp., with the most frequent serogroup being Djasiman (39.73%). However, PCR results revealed that all of the dogs were negative for Leptospira spp. DNA. Although the results of the study suggest the animals did not currently have leptospires in blood, they only show circulating anti-Leptospira spp. antibodies, implying prior contact with the bacteria.
 
Publisher Editora PUCPRESS
 
Contributor Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination
Zoonosis Control Center of Belém, state Pará, Brazil
 
Date 2020-08-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/cienciaanimal/article/view/27096
10.7213/2596-2868.2020.18301
 
Source Revista Acadêmica Ciência Animal; v. 18 (2020): n. cont.; 1 - 6
Revista Acadêmica Ciência Animal; v. 18 (2020): n. cont.; 1 - 6
2596-2868
 
Language eng
 
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