Prevalence of antileptospiral serum antibodies in dogs in Ireland.

Schuller, Simone; Arent, Z J; Gilmore, C; Nally, J (2015). Prevalence of antileptospiral serum antibodies in dogs in Ireland. Veterinary record, 177(5), p. 126. British Veterinary Association 10.1136/vr.102916

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A total of 474 serum samples from client owned Irish dogs were tested for the presence of antibodies to serovars Canicola, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Bratislava, Autumnalis, Pomona, Altodouro, Grippotyphosa, Mozdok, Hardjobovis and Ballum. Six per cent of dogs presented to veterinary practitioners for problems unrelated to leptospirosis showed evidence of prior exposure to leptospiral serovars belonging to the serogropus Ballum, Australis, Pomona and Sejroe. One unvaccinated dog suspected to have leptospirosis showed seroconversion to serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae. Based on these results the authors conclude that canine exposure to serogroup Ballum should be monitored because dogs may serve as sentinels for this serovar in the environment. Vaccination with multivalent vaccines containing serovar Bratislava in addition to serogroups Icterohaemorrhagiae and Canicola is advisable.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Schuller, Simone

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0042-4900

Publisher:

British Veterinary Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Simone Schuller

Date Deposited:

02 Dec 2015 11:18

Last Modified:

23 Dec 2015 16:18

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/vr.102916

PubMed ID:

26198210

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Dogs; Epidemiology; Leptospira

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73244

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73244

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