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Risk factors associated with leptospirosis in dairy goats under tropical conditions in Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17543359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serum samples from 248 adult dairy goats from 13 flocks with lowered fertility farmed in the Rio de Janeiro region of Brazil were examined for Leptospira antibodies by MAT with 24 serovars, cut off 100. A questionnaire was completed for each herd. Antibodies were detected in 20.8% of these goats, mainly to serovar Hardjo. Risk factors associated with seroprevalence to leptospirosis were the frequency of professional veterinary supervision (OR = 2.35), climate (OR = 2.63) and grazing for more than 2h a day. Flock factors as size, type of milking and offering of food supplementation, as well as the location and topography, the type of animal housing or the presence of silos did not significantly affect seroprevalence. We suggest that a successful control program for goat leptospirosis should include a complete investigation of herd management practices, which could influence in the occurrence of the infection.
Walter Lilenbaum; Renato Varges; Luciana Medeiros; Ana Gabriela Cordeiro; Amanda Cavalcanti; Guilherme N Souza; Leonardo Richtzenhain; Silvio A Vasconcellos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0034-5288     ISO Abbreviation:  Res. Vet. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-22     Completed Date:  2008-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Bacteriology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, 24210-130 Niteroi, RJ, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Goat Diseases / epidemiology*
Leptospira / classification,  isolation & purification
Leptospirosis / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Risk Factors
Tropical Climate

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