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Seroprevalence of leptospiral infection in cows in farms of Sarab, Iran

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Author(s): Mohammad Ali Dadkhah | Mahdi Yeganehzad

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 456;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Leptospirosis | Cow | Sarab | Iran

ABSTRACT
This research aims at studying sero infection of leptospira interrogans in farms of Sarab. For this purpose, 200 serum samples were randomly collected. Six kinds of alive leptospira antigens, ballum, canicola, grippotyphosa, icterohaemorrhagia, hardjo,Pomona were isolated using MAT test. The results obtained from this test demonstrated that 23% of animals sera were serologically positive for different antigens and 67% samples were negative. Out of positive samples, 31.7% wee pomona, 30.9% grippotyphosa, 22.4% canicola, 8.8% icterohaemorrhagia and 6.2% ballum. In this study, none of the samples demonstrated positive reaction with hardjo serovare.
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