Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in goats of the Seridó Oriental microregion, Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil, and risk factors research

Authors

  • José Othon de Araújo Neto Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Unidade Acadêmica de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • Clebert José Alves Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Unidade Acadêmica de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • Sérgio Santos de Azevedo Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Unidade Acadêmica de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • Maria Luana Cristiny Rodrigues Silva Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Unidade Acadêmica de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • Carolina de Sousa Américo Batista Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2010.26839

Keywords:

Leptospira spp, Seroprevalence, Risk factors, Goats, Seridó Oriental microregion

Abstract

A sero-epidemiological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of anti-Leptospira spp. antibodies as well as to identify risk factors associated with infection in goats of the Seridó Oriental microregion, Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil. Serum samples from 366 adult goats from 12 herds were collected. For serological diagnosis of Leptospira spp. infection, the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) was carried out using 24 live Leptospira spp. serovars as antigens. Out of the 366 investigated goats, 53 were seropositive for at least one Leptospira spp. serovar, resulting in a seroprevalence of 14.5% (95% CI = 11.0% - 18.5%). The most prevalent serovar was the Autumnalis (73.6% of the positive reactions). There were no variables associated with leptospirosis occurrence (p >; 0.05).

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2010-04-01

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Araújo Neto JO de, Alves CJ, Azevedo SS de, Silva MLCR, Batista C de SA. Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in goats of the Seridó Oriental microregion, Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil, and risk factors research. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2010 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 May 29];47(2):144-8. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/26839