Volume 64 (2014) Issue: 2014 No#4

Seroprevalence of cat leptospirosis in Belgrade (Serbia)

Author(s): Obrenović Sonja, Radojičić Sonja, Stević Nataša, Bogunović Danica, Vakanjac Slobodanka, Valčić Miroslav

Keywords:cat, leptospirosis, microagglutination, seroprevalence

With its epizootiological characteristics, the territory of the municipality of Belgrade city is a potentially important locality for the maintenance and spreading of a number of serovars of Leptospira interrogans. In order to evaluate the epizootiological situation as far as animal leptospirosis in the Belgrade region is concerned, from January 2012 until June 2013 the prevalence of cat leptospirosis has been evaluated. The standard microagglutination test (MAT) was used to determine animals sero positive to different serovars that belong to L. interrogans sensu lato complex. The antigens used were: Icterohaemorrhagiae, Grippotyphosa, Pomona, Canicola, Bratislava, Batavie, Sejroe, Pyrogenes, Australis and Autumnalis. Out of the total number of tested animals, there were 43 (26.7%) positive to one, two or three serovar(s). Out of a total of 43 positive sera 20 (46.5%) samples were positive to more than one leptospira serovar.

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