Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in goats of the Seridó Oriental microregion, Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil, and risk factors research
Keywords:Leptospira spp, Seroprevalence, Risk factors, Goats, Seridó Oriental microregion
AbstractA 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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Araújo Neto, J. O. de, Alves, C. J., Azevedo, S. S. de, Silva, M. L. C. R., & Batista, C. de S. A. (2010). Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in goats of the Seridó Oriental microregion, Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil, and risk factors research. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 47(2), 144-148. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2010.26839
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