Use of Leptospira biflexa strains in the seroagglutination test for diagnosis of leptospirosis in sheeps and goats

Authors

  • Edgard de Aquino Viegas Universidade Federal da Bahia, Escola de Medicina Veterinária, Salvador, BA.
  • Roberto Mitio Yanaguita Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, São Paulo, SP.
  • Simone Assis Rosas de Aquino Viegas Empresa Agropecuária da Bahia.
  • Luzinete Alves Silva Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, São Paulo, SP.
  • Silvio Arruda Vasconcellos Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52045

Keywords:

Leptospirosis, Diagnosis, Agglutination tests, Sheep, Goats

Abstract

Testing 13 serotypes of Leptospira biflexa as antigens, for the diagnosis of leptospirosis in sheeps and goats by means of the microscopic agglutination test, it was observed that the antigens jequitaia and buenos aires presented the best results. If for sheep sera there was no significant difference between the antigens jequitaia and buenos aires (0,70 < p < 0,50), for goat sera the jequitaia antigen was better than buenos aires (0.01 < p < 0.002). The occurence of some false positive results showed limitations in the specificity of the SAT with Leptospira biflexa strains as antigens.

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Published

1994-03-01

How to Cite

Viegas, E. de A., Yanaguita, R. M., Viegas, S. A. R. de A., Silva, L. A., & Vasconcellos, S. A. (1994). Use of Leptospira biflexa strains in the seroagglutination test for diagnosis of leptospirosis in sheeps and goats. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 31(1), 25-30. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52045

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PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE

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