A serological survey of leptospiral antibodies in dogs in New Zealand
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Volume 61, Issue 2, pp 98-106, Mar 2013
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
AIM: To investigate the prevalence of titres to four endemic leptospiral serovars in dog sera from the lower half of the North Island, and the South Island of New Zealand submitted to diagnostic laboratories, and to explore the association between the prevalence of seropositive samples to leptospirosis and breed group, age group and sex.
METHODS: Serum samples from 655 dogs residing in the central and lower North Island and from the South Island of New Zealand were sourced from the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and from submissions to New Zealand Veterinary Pathology in 2005. They were screened by the Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT) against
RESULTS: Positive MAT titres to
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The risk of dogs being exposed to
KEY WORDS: Ballum, canine, Copenhageni, dog, Hardjo, Hardjobovis, Leptospira, Leptospirosis, Microscopic Agglutination Test, MAT, New Zealand, Pomona, seroprevalence, serosurvey, survey
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